Florida schools raise the bar for students with special needs

12/12/2010 | Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

Florida elementary schools will no longer offer general-education courses with modifications for students with disabilities beginning with the 2011-12 school year, leaving those students with the option of learning in inclusion or special-standards classrooms. Florida education officials say all students except those with the most severe disabilities can be taught the standard curriculum in inclusion classrooms. However, parents are worried some students need something "in the middle." The changes will be rolled out to middle schools in 2012-13 and high schools in 2013-14.

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