special ed

noun

: classes for children who have special needs because of physical or learning problems

Examples of special ed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olathe had more than 260 openings for paraprofessionals — staff who provide instructional, behavioral and other support to special ed students — at the start of the school year. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Educators have pleaded with lawmakers to increase the funding, as districts pull more money from their general education coffers to fund special ed. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 At roughly a third of the total cost, Wisconsin state funding of special ed is among the lowest in the country. Alan J. Borsuk, Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2024 Alternative pathways have also proven to be the best path to finding teachers in the hardest-to-fill areas of STEM and special ed while boosting teacher diversity. John Rogers, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2023 During Scott Walker’s tenure as governor (2011-19), voucher programs were added for Racine, the rest of Wisconsin and special ed students. Alan J. Borsuk, Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Special ed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20ed. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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