There is a new article in the Houston Chronicle about the declining Special Education numbers in the state of Texas focusing on mentally ill students. The article addresses how mentally ill students have disproportionately been affected by the 8.5 percent target for Special Education enrollment imposed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). According to the Health and Human Services Commission there is an estimated 500,000 school-age children in Texas who have a serious mental illness but only 30,034 receive special education services.

Below is the link to the entire article:

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Mentally-ill-lose-out-as-special-ed-declines-10623706.php?t=b0dad284f4

 

New article in the Houston Chronicle about the declining Special Ed Numbers in Texas

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