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01-24-2013, 09:31 AM
From S.F. Examiner (http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2013/01/san-francisco-schools-retool-way-they-address-special-education-students) by Andrea Koskey:

The San Francisco Unified School District is poised to introduce new principles for including students with disabilities in regular classrooms, but some parents say it’s not going far enough.

The effort is the district’s latest push to educate students with disabilities alongside their nondisabled peers.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Richard Carranza will introduce a proposal that urges school district employees to treat special-education students like general-education students who need additional services.

“Their success, therefore, is the joint responsibility of all SFUSD educators,” his proposal states.

In 2010, a report criticized the district’s approach to special education as “outdated” because such students were separated from the larger classroom population. That report called for a drastic makeover of San Francisco’s program to let such students into regular classrooms. Last school year, classroom slots were set aside for students with disabilities at every school. Only 39 schools previously had such students.

Katy Franklin, the chairwoman of the district’s Citizens Advisory Committee for Special Education, said she is grateful for the proposed principles but they don’t go far enough.

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