special education

noun

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

Examples of special education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By seventh grade, L.G. was enrolled in special education and began receiving services to help with executive functioning skills. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 28 June 2024 For 20 years, Nancy dedicated herself to Winter Park Elementary School in Wilmington, North Carolina, spending 17 of those years in special education, often in an intensive behavioral classroom. Ronnie Li, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 This increase results from positions being transferred from the restricted fund as well as the addition of three new regional special education programs. Matt Hubbard, Baltimore Sun, 13 June 2024 Priority will be given to educators in hard-to-fill roles, such as special education teachers. Rebecca Noel, Charlotte Observer, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for special education 

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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special education

noun
: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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