July 24, 2012
Segregation and Self-Perception, Part 2

As parents, teachers and administrators, we all need to be mindful of the message we're sending to students.  In instances where students with special education needs are set apart, or segregated, from their typically-developing peers, we have to understand the perception of the students involved: Those with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) who are sent to […]

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July 16, 2012
Segregation and Self-Perception, Part 1

There are many arguments why self-contained classrooms for students with special education needs are valuable and qualify as the least-restrictive environment (LRE) for educational placement. It is more cost-effective to deliver services to a population of students with similar specialized learning needs in a single class. Some general educators are not certified to teach special education, so students with IEPs cannot […]

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