Over a three-year period, disabled students in San Benito County dropped out at more than twice the rate of the general student population.
Multi-tier support helping to lower suspension numbers, but Hispanics still disproportionately represented in suspensions and dropout rates.
Students with behavioral issues are being pushed into the special education department, which is already overwhelmed.
Jonathan Rivera perseveres through dyslexia and ADD.
Norma Nichols helps set the path for Spring Grove School to serve those in special education.
Architects worked with San Benito High School's special education staff to plan amenities for learning spaces in the centralized facility.
Life Skills students participate in events such as steer roping, bucking barrel, barrel racing, goat tail untying and more.
They say the person in charge of the event is the aide accused of showing porn to others while students were present.
$14,000 goes to support more special education students at Keith Thompson Non-Public School.
Topics are chosen based on concerns raised in support groups.
Jennifer Coile writes about BenitoLink's coverage of allegations of inappropriate behavior in an SBHS special education classroom.
Parents and a special education teacher voice dismay with school board and administrators.
Special education leader vows to advocate for students who cannot speak for themselves.
Parents have heard allegations of nude photos, a porn video, foul language and bullying, and school administrators say they can't share what actually occurred.
One of the district’s responses to improving special education is by providing staff workshops that are aligned with state mandates to improve instruction and support in the classroom.