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The end of special ed as we know it in Alberta?

Dropping labels will free up time and money: Minister

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As Alberta’s Minister of Education told the large crowd gathered on Monday to hear his recommendations for changes to the province’s special education system, “That is probably the last time you’ll hear me use the words ‘special education.’ ” Instead, Dave Hancock is forwarding a model of inclusiveness, which involves dropping the complex coding system that requires children with learning disabilities be formally identified to receive funding. The recommendations follow a $2-million special education review, which captured the opinions of about 6,000 Albertans. Hancock did not put a dollar figure on his plan, urging government to focus first on developing a vision for change.

Edmonton Journal

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