EDC has begun work to help ensure that special education students with disabilities in Hartford, Connecticut, are getting the services they need.
Hired by the Hartford Public Schools, EDC is reviewing services received by students with disabilities who were moved out of more segregated special education classrooms and back to their home schools. EDC research will identify both mandated and needed changes that should be made to ensure that more services are delivered in the general classroom. They will also recommend strategies the district can use to deliver required services more effectively.
“Our goal is to give special education students access to the benefits of the general education classroom,” says EDC’s David Riley, executive director of the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative. “Hartford has made a commitment to helping its schools become more inclusive, and we are optimistic about its future.”
Originally published on September 1, 2006