The new waiver system for No Child Left Behind has some concerned the reporting of students with disabilities, as required in the law, could be downplayed. But the Council for Exceptional Children says inclusion is still a priority for the Department of Education and states. "It's viewed as difficult to include students with disabilities appropriately, because their needs are unique and individualized. But it can be done, and we believe that states are committed to it," said Lindsay Jones, CEC's senior director for policy and advocacy.

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