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DCPS Slammed For Failing Special Needs Students

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D.C.'s Public School officials are responding to a recent federal court ruling that found the school system wasn't doing enough to help preschool children with special needs.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth criticized the District for what he called a "persistent failure" to help disabled preschoolers, calling the delays and barriers to services "deeply troubling." He ruled the city must provide reports showing more children receive evaluations and help in a timely manner.

In a statement, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she's "disappointed" by the ruling.... saying it ignores what she calls the "remarkable progress" they have made. She says since opening a diagnostic center in 2009, they've increased the number of 3 to 5 year olds served by more than 1000 a year.

enderson says they recently opened another center which will help serve an additional 800 children every year.

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