Virginia district looks to improve special-education services

09/24/2009 | Alexandria Gazette Packet (Alexandria, Va.)

The new special-education services director in the Alexandria, Va., school district is moving to help resolve long-standing concerns about services for students with special needs. Students with disabilities in the district are three times more likely to be suspended than their peers, and a state assessment found the district did not comply with federal special-education regulations. "I think we are in the process of a cultural shift, although it's going to take some time," the director said.

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