Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WTU Special Needs Assessment Survey Results

Special Education has become one of the top priorities of the Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) membership and its leadership. In order to assess special education needs within DC Public Schools (DCPS), the WTU administered a survey to its members. For survey questions and results, click here.

The WTU and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) recently had an opportunity to present these survey findings to the Obama administration and staff at the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education during a national discussion on how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds should be used in each state. In addition, the WTU will be using this data to advocate for improvements for DCPS Special Education and options for professional development. Starting this spring, the WTU, AFT and DCPS will meet regularly to develop a plan of action to include short and long term goals for improving Special Education within DCPS.

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