special education

noun

Definition of special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

Examples of special education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maria is homeschooled now, and she's being evaluated for special education. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Youngkin pledged to deliver Virginia's largest education budget in history, with raises for teachers and more funding for special education, if he is elected. Dan Merica, Eric Bradner And Eva Mckend, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 Specifically, the Senate would provide $6,065 per student - with more for special education, English language learners and other kids - in the fiscal year starting July 1 and $6,110 in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2022. cleveland, 1 June 2021 Most states have typically restricted the use of Medicaid funds in the schools to services for students eligible for special education. Kate Rix, USA TODAY, 30 May 2021 Though only 12 members will deliberate on a verdict, the panel includes a special education teacher, a pharmacist, several gun owners and a woman who described her fears during the chaotic protests. Stacy St. Clair, chicagotribune.com, 11 Nov. 2021 Prior to politics, Bolding worked as a special education math teacher in south Phoenix. Melissa Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 Jesse Brodka, a 22-year-old special education teacher in Buffalo, N.Y., says he is frustrated by many social teachings of the Catholic Church but remains a part of it. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2021 Clayton proceeded to chat with Michelle about his mom working as a special education teacher. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 19 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of special education

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Special education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20education. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for special education

special education

noun

English Language Learners Definition of special education

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

special education

noun

Kids Definition of special education

: classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs

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