Did you know?
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, special education is defined as "specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability." Special education in our schools provides additional services, support, programs and specialized placements/environments to ensure all students' educational needs are met.
Some numbers to consider
Percentage of U.S. students who require special education instruction
Average ratio of special needs teachers to special needs students in a U.S. classroom
Number of U.S. states reporting a shortage of special education professionals