Teacher furloughs concern parents of students with special needs

10/7/2009 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

A plan to furlough teachers in Hawaii for 17 days this school year has parents and advocates of students with special needs concerned about the ability of schools to meet federal standards of education as outlined in students' Individualized Education Plans. While school officials say they plan to honor the IEPs, advocates for students with disabilities say therapies missed on furlough days cannot be successfully fit into the students' already full schedules, and children's progress could be set back.

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