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Richmond, VA: 18 percent of students have special needs

Dec 1, 2017, Richmond (VA) Free Press: No cakewalk http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2017/dec/01/no-cakewalk/ We are impressed by the résumé and remarks of Jason Kamras, the 43-year-old Washington public schools administrator and 2005 National Teacher of the Year who received the unanimous backing of the Richmond School Board to become Richmond’s next public schools superintendent. … Among those challenges, as demographics and reports show: About three out of four students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, 40 percent live below the poverty level, many have a history of childhood trauma and 18 percent have special needs. …