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Enjoy this great new video highlighting Secretary Duncan’s visit to Beers Elementary last Monday and his speech to the American Association of People with Disabilities Conference the following night. During his speech, the Secretary explained:
For too long, the answer to educating students with disabilities was to isolate them and to deny them the same educational experiences that others were having, and thankfully, those days are over. The fact is 60% of our students with disabilities spend 80% of their time in the regular school environment. That’s real progress, and there’s absolutely no reason that those numbers should not continue to rise as more and more teachers know how to effectively work with students with disabilities.