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Board of EducationEducation Matters

Education Matters: Special Education



BOE President Chris Barclay discusses a variety of issues surrounding special education which include student identification, disproportionality concerns, allowing access to the most rigorous curriculum, early interventions, Autism, partnerships, the importance of training and para-educators, and family involvement.


  • Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent of Special Education & Early Intervention Services
  • Gwen Mason, Director of the Department of Special Education for MCPS
  • Chris Richardson, Associate Superintendent of Special Education & Student Services for MCPS
  • Linda Brandenburg, Senior Director of School Autism Services with the Kennedy Krieger Institute

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