Calif. district to move special programs to traditional campuses

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to merge four of its special-education centers into neighborhood schools, reconfigure other centers and provide special-education preschool services on elementary campuses next school year as part of a larger plan to place more students with disabilities in the "least restrictive environment." However, some parents and advocates are lobbying the school board to keep the centers open because they say the centers serve their children's needs best.

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