Tenn. education commissioner calls for changes to special education

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman plans to overhaul special education by continuing to include more students with disabilities in the state assessment -- Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program -- instead of alternative assessments. He also plans to require all schools to incorporate response to intervention into instruction. Huffman said these policy changes will help ensure the state is addressing the needs of the 14% of the student population with disabilities.

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