Report: More Than 86,000 Oregon Kids in Special Ed

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd April NewsEducation
The number of Oregon students in special education increased by less than 1 percent from a year ago. State figures released Wednesday show 86,015 students in special education programs. They constitute 13.3 percent of the overall student population, a rate unchanged in recent years. The growth in the number of children in special education because they were diagnosed with autism has slowed. After years of annual increases of 3 percent or more, the number rose by only 1.5 percent. The federal government requires that all children with disabilities receive a free public education and special services to meet their needs. A child is eligible if parents and professionals determine the child has a disability. Students with special needs cost more to educate than those without.

Search

Focus Today

Focus Today

Video On Demand

Video On Demand

theDove News

theDove News

Sports

Patrick Doyle

Counselling

Patrick Doyle
(c) 2012 UCB USA Inc dba theDove