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Board of EducationEducation Matters

Special Education



Education Matters (January 2013): Board President Christopher Barclay discussed a variety of issues surrounding special education which included student identification, disproportionality concerns, allowing access to the most rigorous curriculum, early interventions, Autism, partnerships, the importance of training and paraeducators, and family involvement. Guests included Marcella Franckowski, assistant state superintendent of special education & early intervention services, Maryland State Department of Education; Gwen Mason, director, Department of Special Education Services; Chrisandra Richardson, associate superintendent, Office of the Associate Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services; and Linda Brandenburg, senior director of school autism services, Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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