special education

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio

A Kentucky lawmaker is trying to change the way the school system recognizes achievements of special needs students.

Special education programs identify possible therapies and establish individual instructional goals for students. But when many of those students finish high school, they don’t graduate with a diploma, but a certificate of completion.

“But if you choose that non-academic route, your child when they graduate high school, they do not get a diploma. They get a certificate,” says Democratic Senator Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown. [click to continue…]

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