Special Ed Enrollment Surges In Texas
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Texas enrolled its largest number of students in special education programs last school year, the same year the state’s education department officially got rid of an arbitrary cap it put in place more than a decade ago.
In the 2016-17 school year, 477,281 students received special education services, an increase of about 14,000 students compared to the previous school year. That’s about 8.9 percent of Texas students receiving special education resources, according to the latest data from the state’s Public Education Information Management System.
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