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Youngstown, OH: 23% of students are in need of SPED

July 28, 2017, Vindy.com (OH): Youngstown schools training teachers to ID special education needs http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/28/youngstown-schools-training-teachers-id-special-ed/?mobile A new support system is being put in place to catch students before they fall behind in Youngstown City Schools. ... The district’s new Multi-Tiered Support System is seeking to cut down on labeling students in need of special education prematurely. “Just because a student is struggling behaviorally or academically doesn’t mean they’re special education [students],” Yosay said. “We are still looking for indicators if they might be, though.” Currently, 23 percent of students in the district are considered in need of special education. “We realize for some of those students, getting that extra assistance has been very helpful. However, if they don’t have a disability, they should be back in general population,” Yosay said. ...