Eight Detroit schools that serve students with special needs are slated to close under the district's proposed restructuring plan. Parents with children at the Day School for the Deaf -- among facilities facing closure -- are upset about the district's plans. "I understand that they need to close some schools because of the money situation," one mother said. "But this is the only deaf school in Detroit." Officials say more inclusion is planned throughout the district, and a central center is planned for students with severe disabilities.

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