Reporting number of NYC special education students who need translated documents

October 22, 2019 | New York Daily News

A Brooklyn city council member has introduced a new bill that would require the city Department of Education to report the number of families who ask for special education documents to be translated into their native language — and how many actually receive them, the Daily News has learned.

Under city rules, parents are entitled to translations of their kids’ Individual Education Plans, but special education observers say the city’s system for guaranteeing the translations is filled with holes.

City Council Education Committee Chair Mark Treyger (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill Thursday in an effort to ramp up pressure on the DOE.

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