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District Steps Up Special Education Program

District Steps Up Special Education Program

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Jeannette School District in PA is seeking to evolve its special education programs following an increase in the special-needs population, reported the Tribune-Review

"We've begun an intensive special needs classroom at the elementary and middle school levels," said Stuart Albaugh, director of federal programs and supervising principal. "Our purpose is to teach some of the students who, in the past, may have gone to outside placement. We want to keep them here."

The program will allow students with special needs to participate in extracurricular activities such as physical education, art and music. 

"We are making an effort to provide students with the least restrictive environment possible," Albaugh told the Tribune-Review.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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