special education


Definition of special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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According to NBC News, the budget also includes a 26% reduction in state special education grants and millions of dollars retracted from services for blind students. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Betsy DeVos Defended a Budget That Guts Federal Funding for the Special Olympics," 27 Mar. 2019 Like all public school districts, JCPS must comply with the federal special education law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "State takeover of JCPS: What the audit says and the district has done," 7 May 2018 What’s more, all of the states with robust special education records show prevalence estimates over the national average. Jessica Wright, Scientific American, "Autism Prevalence Jumps 16 Percent, CDC Says," 27 Apr. 2018 Studio Weave designed a whimsical timber structure for the Belvue School, a middle school for children with special education needs. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Whimsical school design blends nature with learning," 27 Apr. 2018 An expert in special education, Williams has designed, developed, and piloted her school model in New Orleans through 4.0 Schools. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Charter school grants attract national talent to Indianapolis," 25 May 2018 The governor submitted a budget proposal last week that offers money to help pay down the district’s pension debt and provide substantial new funding for special education and early education. Christopher Weber, The Seattle Times, "Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike," 14 Jan. 2019 Modeling the moves is Rosimer Suarez, a special education teacher from New York City who lives in Oklahoma City and loves to do strength training and HIIT workouts to feel strong and in control of her thyroid condition. Amy Marturana, SELF, "20 Resistance Band Exercises to Strengthen Your Entire Body," 2 Jan. 2019 All 50 states and Washington, D.C., report teacher shortages, mainly in hard-to-fill areas like science, math and special education. Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "In More High School Classes, the Teacher Is on a Screen," 25 Oct. 2018

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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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