Special Ed Numbers Drop
Last week special education students in Texas made headlines because a new report shows that the percentage of special education students in Texas dropped. The Dallas Morning News reported:
The percentage of special education students in Texas public schools has declined to the lowest of any state, and teachers and parents say they don’t know why.
Texas listed 8.8 percent of students as having special needs last year. That’s down from 12 percent in 2000. Houston reported 7.9 percent, and Dallas reported 7.7 percent, the Houston Chronicle reported. Even with a rising population, Texas reported about 103,000 fewer special education students.
The national figure has remained around 13 percent.
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July 10, 2012