St. Cloud, Minn., schools spend more money on special education and have a higher percentage of staff serving students with special needs than do five neighboring districts, according to a new study. The report, commissioned by the district, commended the district's Integrated Service Delivery model, in which students are co-taught by general-subject and special-education teachers. The report recommends the schools pool resources for students with disabilities, those who are learning English and struggling readers to provide more consistent instruction.

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