Maxine Nodel, founder and principal of Millennium Art Academy in New York City, writes about the need for more time and resources to execute the differentiated instruction that is the cornerstone of the city's plan to provide integrated education for students with special needs. "Since a major component of Universal Design for Learning requires teachers to identify a student's learning process, and since process correlates to time, many students with disabilities, and English Language Learners new to this country, need significantly more time to learn," she writes.

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