State Takes New Action On Special Ed Overhaul

BATON ROUGE (AP) — State Superintendent of Education John White says his agency has sent out additional guidance on a new special education law aimed at easing worries that it will run afoul of federal laws.

         The measure that has sparked controversy for months is supposed to help some students with disabilities earn a traditional high school diploma.

         White tells The Advocate’s Will Sentell on Wednesday that state officials sent local educators new documents Tuesday night, and will host a webinar on Friday, aimed at answering concerns that have muddled a law that was supposed to be in place at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

         The latest documents sent to school districts outline diploma, accountability, assessment, curriculum and policy for students with disabilities, including those affected by the 2014 law.

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