Virginia's Chesapeake school district plans to use $580,000 in stimulus funds to provide training for some teachers assigned to inclusion classrooms that include students with and without disabilities. These teachers do not have backgrounds in special education. The training will educate inclusion teachers about their role in creating learning plans for their students as well as familiarize them with characteristics common to students' diagnoses. Inclusion classes have become popular as part of an increased effort to help students with disabilities meet federal standards in test scores and academic achievement.
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