Program for Special-Needs Pupils Is Jeopardized
(New York Times) — Like thousands of other Chicago parents every year, Jennifer Meade-Magruder is not sure which public school her child will attend in the fall. This year, the prospects are even more unsettling because the preschools that could serve her special-needs son, Joshua, face smaller budgets that could force them to close. Ms. Meade-Magruder may not know until late summer if Joshua’s current school, where he has thrived, will close. If it does, Chicago Public Schools must find a place for him, but the new spot may not include the support he now receives. That could leave his mother with little time to scramble for an alternative.