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One in 6 Gary, IN students is special needs

Mar 14, 2017, Chicago Crusader: Special needs students emerge as top priority https://chicagocrusader.com/special-needs-students-emerge-top-priority/ For years Gary Community School Corporation’s academic and financial underachievement were top concerns with school and state officials. Now, students with disabilities are taking priority. According to the Department of Education, the total enrollment for GCSC’s 2016-2017 school year was 5,823 with one in six Gary students identified as having a disability. Despite the large number of students with disabilities in the school system, Gary’s special education department has been troubled for years….