Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward
[Source: Disability Scoop]
The number of students receiving special education in the nation’s public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.
There were 6.7 million kids with disabilities in classrooms across the country during the 2015-2016 school year, accounting for 13.2 percent of all students. That’s up from 6.6 million the year prior.
The figures, which come from an annual report issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, cover children ages 3 to 21 receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.