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The high cost of special ed

Source: berkshireeagle. Posted By: Barba R...4616 days ago

Since age 3, Pittsfield High School sophomore Katie Jodoin has been classified as a special-needs student.
A generation ago, Jodoin, who has a genetic learning disorder, might have been educated in a classroom only with other children identified as needing extra help, students with afflictions ranging from vision or hearing impairments to autism.

But thanks to her school's policy of inclusion — weaving students such as Jodoin into classes with the general student population — she takes both regular....

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