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"Special" Kids Included in "Regular" Classes


Last updated 3/6/2019 at 11:37am

Tracey Porter and son Joshua

Not all of a student's education comes from a teacher.

Classrooms are often like melting pots, as children from different backgrounds and experiences learn valuable lessons from each other.

In Polk County Public Schools, nearly 76 percent of students with disabilities spend the majority of their day (at least 80 percent of their time in school each day) in the regular education classroom sitting alongside their peers without disabilities, according to the most recent data and analysis on exceptional student education programs from the Florida Department of Education.

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