Report: Number of students in special education increases in Ore.

04/4/2012 | Oregonian (Portland), The

The number of students in Oregon requiring special education is on the rise, with much of the increase attributed to a growing number of students identified as having autism, according to a new report released today. The report also showed that many districts are falling short of federal goals for educating students with disabilities, with few reaching the benchmark of 65% of students with disabilities earning a traditional high-school diploma within four years. "We've got a lot of work to do and we are working on it," said Robert Ford, Portland's director of special education.

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