Enrollment in Special Education has increased in Texas since the 2016 article by the Houston Chronicle.

TEA (Texas Education Agency) eliminated the so-called benchmark/cap in November 2016, just two months after the Houston Chronicle revealed the existence of what officials described as the 8.5 percent “benchmark.”  TEA has denied that it kept disabled students out of special education programs, saying the benchmark was not a cap or a target but an “indicator” of performance by school districts.

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Special Education Enrollment In Texas Increases

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