Md. county focuses on life skills for those not in inclusion programs

06/21/2011 | Washington Post, The

The Montgomery County school district in Maryland began phasing out special-education "learning centers" five years ago in favor of inclusion for most students with disabilities. Now just 2% of special-needs students are in self-contained programs -- down from 25%. Teachers in those programs work to encourage camaraderie and teach students skills they will need to live independently after graduation.

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