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Report: Special education placement for minority students

A recent study by Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Irvine explores if institutionalized bias affects which students enter special education programs. The statistical breakdown of race/ethnic groups in special education shows a disproportionate amount of certain populations in the program when compared to their enrollment rates in the wider educational system—specifically American indigenous children and multi-racial children are enrolled at higher rates than their overall population suggests is normal.

IEP: Is your child making progress?

Developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child is just the first step. After you establish a plan, you need to continuously monitor your child for signs of improvement. The school’s teachers and specialists will evaluate your child, and work to determine progress, but you also need to assess their development outside of this formal environment.

Speak up if you are not happy with your child’s IEP

Developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for your child is a time intensive process. The school evaluates your child, analyzes their learning style, schedules meetings with you and the rest of the IEP team and makes recommendations for your child’s education. What if you disagree with the school’s recommendation after investing all of that time and energy?

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