Public Advocate Lawsuit is Chapter 3 in the fight over DOE's Special Ed Software

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(Brady Dale ) #1

I published a story this morning that I thought would interest folks in this community.

$69M piece of edtech leads to $75M in labor judgments

You may have heard about the Public Advocate’s suit against NYC DOE over its special education tracking software, SESIS. She’s suing for a public hearing over the software and services to students in court. Digging into it, I found that it’s only the latest chapter in an ongoing struggle over a very bad piece of very expensive software.

BetaNYC members will probably appreciate the part where it describes how this $69M piece of software to track special education students was not built to be interoperable with the software that keeps track of the academic progress of all students (special ed students of course appear in both databases).