New D.C. programs aim to make school more welcoming

10/8/2008 | Washington Post, The

Two new D.C. pilot programs may ultimately help the system return some of the 2,300 students with special needs currently placed in private schools to the public school system, Washington, D.C., school leaders announced Tuesday. The elementary pilot places such students in general classrooms with special education support, while the middle-school pilot targets students with individualized instruction that involves social workers and psychologists as well as educators.

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