School-based business offers new skills to students with special needs

02/3/2012 | Patch.com

A special-education teacher at Skyview Middle School in Oakdale, Minn., has students with special needs learning math and social skills through a new school-based popcorn business. Teacher Gary Downing secured a grant to start the program for his students in the school's Communication and Interactional Disorders program. Proceeds from the sales are used to sustain the business and provide funding for other special-education projects.

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