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Montgomery schools follow special-education law but can do more

Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
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October 10, 2015 Washington Post Article 

Montgomery County largely follows legal requirements in providing special-education services but needs to go beyond that to more fully serve students and their parents in the high-performing school system, according to a report released Friday.

Selene Almazan, a Montgomery County lawyer and legal director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, said she was troubled to see the report’s data on state math and reading scores in 2013-2014.

About half of eighth-grade students in special education scored proficient in reading, while 88 percent of students in regular education did, she noted.

“While Montgomery County has made progress on educating more students with disabilities in general-education classrooms, they still have some work to do to close the achievement gap,” she said.

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