Special Education a Chronic Challenge for D.C. Schools
Even among large urban school districts, the District of Columbia’s special education system has problems that seem nearly intractable.
With a new superintendent and a recently announced plan for restructuring and improving Washington schools, the district is poised yet again to try and tackle them.
But the task is daunting. Special education students make up about 20 percent of the 62,000-student system’s enrollment, and...
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