Florida district, parents work together to improve special education

12/30/2008 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Nine months after parents in Florida's Hernando County district were silenced during a general town meeting after a barrage of complaints about special education, staff and parents have worked together to make sure students' needs were met. A collaborative task force and other approaches have helped the district establish a less adversarial relationship with parents, said exceptional-student director Cathy Dofka.

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