Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Special ed. crisis looming in D.C.

Despite promising to address the needs of its special education students within federally mandated deadlines, the District of Columbia has allowed its backlog of unserved children to grow by more than 200 in three months, The Examiner has learned.

An analysis written by a committee of public school and private experts has found that there are 935 students in the D.C. public school system who are still waiting for help. Nearly 400 of those have been waiting for at least five months beyond federal deadlines. The Examiner

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