9/29/2009

An arbitrator's resolution to a complaint filed by a teacher could require the Cleveland school district to hire potentially hundreds of special-education teachers. Cleveland's contract with educators specifies inclusion classes that mix children with and without disabilities should be led by a general education and a special-education teacher. However, most schools have been sending students with special needs to targeted programs. School and union officials say a compromise is expected, considering the district's budget limitations.

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