More than 10,500 special education students are set to receive extra support from Chicago Public Schools in an effort to make up for cuts to services that were found to be in violation of federal and state law.
The remedies, which will likely to cost CPS millions, are an unprecedented move to help correct a system so broken that a state monitor was put in place to oversee it.
“This is a great start in identifying how to move forward,” said Stephanie Jones, who runs the CPS special education department. “We’re making many changes in our special education program as a whole. This opportunity is in addition to the changes we’re making to make sure we’re supporting all of our students.”
The Illinois State Board