A letter from Chancellor Walcott for families about the reform
One page overview for families about the reform (Updated for School Year 2013-2014)
Background on the Special Education ReformThe Department of Education is making significant improvements in the way we deliver services to students with disabilities. The goals of this reform are:
- to close the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers without disabilities;
- to provide increased access to and participation in the general education curriculum; and
- to empower all schools to have greater curricular, instructional, and scheduling flexibility to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
The Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners is supporting this transformation by providing professional development and creating instructional supports and tools, while working to achieve the necessary operational changes. If you have questions or concerns about the reform, please contact the team at your school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.