Response to Ed Source "Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told"

March 10, 2014

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On March 6, 2014, Ed Source published an article, "Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told." CCSA posted the following response:

The special education task force has a unique opportunity as it brings together key expertise to make recommendations to transform a system that has historically separated students with special needs, and consistently held lower expectations for them compared to their typically developing peers. As a member of the task force, I am excited for the opportunity to join my colleagues in making recommendations to craft a new structure to improve California's education system focused on inclusive education practices, high expectations for students and education leaders, and providing evidence-based instruction and learning supports so that all students have an opportunity to learn the standards in all core subject areas, which will ultimately lead to increased accountability and academic success for all.

Gina Plate
Senior Advisor, Special Education
California Charter Schools Association