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Secretary Duncan's Remarks to the American Association for People with Disabilities

posted Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Mar 21, 2011, 12:10 PM ]
(An excerpt from Secretary of Education Duncan's remarks) 
...We have to stop admiring the problem. We will also encourage the kind of best practices that we know are most effective, and at the top of that list of best practices is one simple word: inclusion, and by extension, holding students with disabilities to the same high expectations as everybody else. We know, we absolutely know, that when we keep expectations high, students with disabilities excel. ...

The entire transcript is on the U.S. Department of Education website.

This was also interesting:
Blog: Duncan and Team Get First-hand Look at Successful Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Secretary Duncan's visit Monday to Beers Elementary School in Washington, D.C., to get a close-up look at one school that is successfully integrating students with disabilities into the school culture.