User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


82° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Yankton Schools Sees Rise In Special Education

February 5, 2012, 10:54 AM

YANKTON, SD - While fewer students are enrolled in the Yankton School District now than 40 years ago, the number of
certified teachers has risen by 15 percent.

The increase is due to special education. There are 24 more certified staff employed by the school
district this school year than there were in 1970-1971, and 21 of those are special education teachers.

Former student services director Joyce Wentworth says the change is because students with disabilities are more likely to attend public schools than they were in decades past, when "they stayed home and had the services come to them."

That changed in 1975 when schools' federal funding was dependent on states developing policies to ensure free public education to all children with disabilities.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Superintendent Fears Teacher Shortage In SD

7/24/2014 5:03 PM

A growing number of open positions, plus not enough teachers, equals a tough problem to solve for South Dakota educators.

Full Story | Watch
MN Attorney General Sues Two Colleges

7/22/2014 2:29 PM

Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges, accusing the schools of misleading criminal justice students about their ab...

Full Story
Great Plains Shale Tested For Possible Energy Uses

7/20/2014 12:37 PM

Researchers are studying a rock formation found across much of the Great Plains that could someday be used for energy production or underground liquid...

Full Story
New Superintendents On The Job

7/19/2014 10:00 PM

It's going to be a year with a lot of new leaders in South Dakota schools.

Full Story | Watch
Back To School Shopping With Technology

7/24/2014 11:17 AM

Technology not only plays a prominent role in KELOLAND classrooms, it's playing a growing role in back to school shopping.

Full Story


Events