special education


Definition of special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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The grants will have helped train 28 speech language pathologists, 18 school psychologists and 16 special education teachers to support children from diverse backgrounds. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "CSUSM, SDSU professors recognized by Cal State University system," 5 Sep. 2019 Mary Sisk, originally from New Orleans, was a special education teacher in Huntsville. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "'I want to know why’: Relatives seek answers after Alabama teen allegedly kills 5 family members," 5 Sep. 2019 Debbie Signor is a retired special education teacher. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 4 Sep. 2019 The stepmother, Mary Sisk, worked as a special education teacher in Huntsville, according to her page on the school website. CBS News, "Alabama boy confesses to killing parents and 3 younger siblings, sheriff says," 4 Sep. 2019 Leinbach, a former special education teacher at Sun Valley Middle School, said her entrepreneurial inspiration comes from her 4-year-old daughter, Marlo. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Donation offers comfort, practicality for Bret Harte Elementary autistic students," 30 Aug. 2019 Teacher of the Year is Chagrin Falls Middle School special education teacher Janet Adamoski. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, "Chagrin Falls Schools recognizes teacher and staff member of the year: Community Voices," 30 Aug. 2019 Elsa Mendoza de la Mora Elsa Mendoza de la Mora was a special education teacher in Ciudad Juárez. Dallas News, "What we know about the victims of the El Paso shooting," 5 Aug. 2019 Laura Anderson, who is autistic and also works with autistic children as a special education teacher in Loveland, said ABA is more about getting kids to comply with adults’ expectations than developing and meeting their own goals. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Autism services in short supply in Colorado even as Denver center expands," 29 July 2019

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of special education

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

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Kids Definition of special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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