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(UK) Leicester: Disabled students get "hundreds of new school places"; $10M U.S.

July 12, 2020, Leicester Live: £8.1m scheme to create hundreds of new SEND school places –- The scheme would see three special schools in the city extended to provide extra facilities https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/81m-scheme-create-hundreds-new-4313859 Leicester City Council has announced that £8.1 million [$10M U.S.] will be invested in scheme which will create hundreds of new school places and provisions for children with special educational needs. The proposals by the council would see three special schools in the city extended to provide extra facilities. Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) and Specialist Units will also be created at 10 further schools across the city. In total, the project would create 228 permanent new school places for children with extra needs. The council says it is needed to both meet the growing demand for places, and reduce the 'costs incurred by placing children in schools further away from the city'. …