Heasley, S. (2018, June 05). Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward. Retrieved July 16, 2018

The number of students in special education in US public schools has increased since the 2011-12 school year, according to a report from the US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. In 2015-16, there were 6.7 million students with disabilities in classrooms, up from 6.6 million the previous year, the report shows.

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