How a N.J. school expanded for students with disabilities

03/5/2013 | Hechinger Report, The

Extra resources, parent volunteers and more principal control over staffing have helped Quitman Street Renew School in Newark, N.J., expand following the closure of another school. About 25% of the school's prekindergarten to eighth-grade students receive special-education services, and the school offers various self-contained and inclusive classroom options. "We're preparing them as college-ready students, and in order to give them that opportunity, we must give them the opportunity to grow in a variety of settings," said special-education teacher Charlette Givens.

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