Report: Chicago special education still needs improvement

09/29/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A recent state report found that 40% of the 96 Chicago public schools being watched by the state are not correctly administering students' special-education plans. The report -- part of a federal settlement that requires the Illinois State Board of Education to monitor the city's special education -- illuminated 11 concerns, including that many students with special needs are not receiving needed services. But some bright spots were highlighted, including a better comprehension of special-education laws by school staffers.

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