How a School in Florida Got Mainstreaming Right
Grades Rose Amid Push to Include the Disabled
It's not often we read about successes when they relate to struggling learners. This paragraph especially resonated with me:
By slashing administrative costs, the district was able to push more resources into classrooms. From there, it began pairing up general and special-education teachers to work together in integrated classrooms. So-called social promotions -- which let elementary-school students advance to the next grade even when they failed standardized tests -- were eliminated.Slashing administrative costs....now that's a novel idea! Is this a model that other districts should emulate? I know, rhetorical question.