L.A. agrees that magnet schools need more inclusion

09/29/2011 | Education Week

The Los Angeles school system no longer will block students with special needs from attending magnet schools, officials wrote in a letter to an independent federally appointed monitor. The district had been denying enrollment to students if they were unable to take part in more than half the school day or if they required services in another classroom. The monitor previously had informed officials the rule might infringe on federal and state laws, and denies students equal access to schools. About 15% of the district's students have disabilities, but less than 5% attend magnet schools.

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