Alabama needs help in special educati...

Alabama needs help in special education, federal officials say

Wednesday Aug 8 Read more: Alabama Live

The U.S. Department of Education found Alabama "needs assistance" in implementing the federal provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act for students aged 3 to 21, based on results of an annual assessment of compliance and outcomes for students in special education . That determination, sent by letter to state Superintendent Eric Mackey, showed the Alabama State Department of Education performed well in complying with the rules and regulations of the law, but achievement results for students in special education were poor for the 2016-2017 school year, the period covered in the monitoring process.

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