NYLPI Joins Advocacy Groups in Letter to Mayor de Blasio to Address Inequities in Education During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

NYLPI joined a coalition of community and legal advocacy groups in a letter to the mayor seeking the creation of a COVID-19 task force to address the many inequities for city students which have been magnified inordinately under the strain posed by the …

One Student’s Journey From Thinking He Was “Stupid”, “Not Worth Anything”, To Getting An Appropriate Education

October 23, 2019

We have managed to secure appropriate education and money for tuition for a special needs student whose confidence was so broken after having been failed comprehensively by New York’s Department for Education, that he once told assessors “I’m stupid,” …

Demanding ‘immediate action’ to overhaul special education complaint system

October 16, 2019

The city education department’s inability to meet legal deadlines for resolving complaints filed by families of special education students is causing material, demonstrable harm — and requires an immediate fix. NYLPI, along with other public interest o …

The Department of Education Gets An “F” On Clean School Bus Delivery

September 5, 2019

On the first day of school, we joined Council Member Rafael Espinal, the New York League of Conservation Voters and other advocacy groups to call on the NYC Department of Education to clean its school bus fleet—something it committed to doing last year …

Students Receiving Adaptive Physical Education Will Get Detailed Reports Thanks To NYLPI-Supported Bills

August 26, 2019

Students receiving adaptive physical education and their families can look forward to receiving a more detailed report at the end of the upcoming school year, thanks to NYLPI-supported legislation passed recently on the issue. The legislation holds New …

ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …

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