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Schwartz discusses her recent special education study with Hechinger Report

February 3, 2021

The Hechinger Report

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz

"They’re closing the gap with their general education peers by about a sixth," says Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and lead author of the recently published study, "The Effects of Special Education on the Academic Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities."  "Their performance [in special education] jumps up compared to other peers with learning disabilities who are not yet diagnosed" and still part of the general education population, she says. Read more in the Hechinger Report article, "PROOF POINTS: New answers to old questions about special education." 

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