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Washington Examiner: D.C. schools try to shrink number of special education students

May 15, 2013

DC public schools are trying to reduce the number of children receiving special education services, Rachel Baye reports in The Washington Examiner. Children’s Law Center executive director Judith Sandalow says careful identification is needed for students who do have special education needs, rather than a goal which aims for a specific number of special education students.

“Many children in the District experience high levels of trauma because of living in high concentrations of poverty,” Sandalow said. Trauma can impact children’s development and lead to the need for special education services.

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