special education


: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Post, citing anonymous staff and messages obtained, the lead special education teacher was overloaded with cases. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2023 Code Can Bridge will try to attract special education teachers who are interested in code and want to pass it on to their students. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023 Among them was Crystal Jackson, a special education teacher in the Vicksburg Warren School District, near the state’s western border with Louisiana. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Jan. 2023 Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey has requested lawmakers approve an annual $5,000 bonus for all special education teachers in the state, similar to the bonus paid to teachers with national board certification. al, 27 Dec. 2022 The final event is at 5 p.m. Jan. 14, presented by Nancy Leung and Omar Torres, special education preschool teachers in the Chula Vista Elementary School District who specialize in teaching children ages 3 to 5 who have disabilities. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Dec. 2022 Many work with special education students, who are now largely integrated into mainstream classrooms, offering academic assistance, life-skills training and behavioral management. Deanna Pan, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Feb. 2023 On Wednesday, Buchanan, R-Lebanon, offered a successful amendment that earmarked half the funding for special education students. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2023 The programs provide an alternative for school districts that can’t meet the needs of special education students. Mike Reicher, ProPublica, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of special education was in 1921

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“Special education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20education. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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