On NYC Yeshiva Probe, DOE Still A Closed Book

Six months after promising an investigation, city remains mum, leaving advocates wondering how serious it will be.

02/16/2016 - 15:19
Deputy Managing Editor

Mum’s still the word at City Hall, six months after the Department of Education vowed to probe charges of substandard secular education for boys at some Brooklyn yeshivas.

And advocates are getting increasingly frustrated.

A complaint by dozens of ex-students, says boys leave yeshiva fluent in multiple languages, but not English. Michael Datikash/JW

Ask A Lawyer: Can A City Preschooler Still Get Disability Services At Home And School?

In this column, special education lawyer and advocate Regina Skyer will address reader’s questions and concerns regarding their child’s special education needs, as well as the services, programs and entitlements available within New York City. She asks readers to send their questions to For more on how the column works, click here.

I recently received a question from a woman who is very worried about her upcoming initial review with New York City’s Committee on Preschool Special Education.

Regina Skyer
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