Teachers, parents protest cuts to special education in N.J. district

More than 100 special-education teachers, parents and advocates staged a silent march outside a school board meeting at a New Jersey high school. They were protesting plans to outsource the district's special-education paraprofessionals and cut funding for special-education programs. District officials, who crossed the line of protesters to attend the meeting, said the special-education cuts were necessary after years of increasing financial investment in programs and services for students with special needs.

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