Two years after a Maryland school district began closing down segregated programs for special education students in favor of inclusion, a report shows that students are fairing poorly in regular classrooms and that teachers lack proper training.

All of the Montgomery County Schools’ students who transitioned to regular education classrooms since 2007, scored at the bottom on a state math exam. And 81 percent scored at the lowest level of state students in reading.

Meanwhile just about half of regular education teachers attended a training to learn how to incorporate the new students into their classes. And only a quarter of teachers report using different teaching techniques with special education students in their classes, reports the D.C. Examiner. To read more click here.

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