Special-education revamp approved by Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee

Article By: Jessica Williams | August 13, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

A committee for Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved an overhaul of state special-education programs Tuesday (Aug. 12), after much debate. A significant change approved gives students an alternate route to a high school diploma.

Under that move, which was authorized by state lawmakers in the legislative session, the team that advises a special-needs student’s education would determine an alternate path for that student’s graduation, should the student underperform on state tests.

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