Your child’s birth month matters: NYC students born in November and December are classified with learning disabilities at higher rates

Can student age differences of a few months make a big difference in school performance? TC’s Mariana Souto-Manning weighs in on how New York City age requirements for kindergarteners can disenfranchise younger students — via Chalkbeat. A new analysis of birth data and disability classification raises questions about NYC’s Dec. 31 school age cutoff and the academic expectations on younger students.

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