By Elaine Meyer and Paul Stephens
In Washington, D.C., a few charter schools were created specifically for troubled children. Still, traditional public schools serve a larger percentage of special needs kids than charter schools.
Why does it matter? It matters when test scores and spending levels are compared without factoring this into the equation. Special education is expensive. And kids with everything from learning disabilities to physical handicaps tend to score low on standardized test.
The graphs below show where the special education students are.
Map of the Percentage of Special Education Students at Each Public School
in Washington, D.C.
View Special Education Students in Washington, D.C., Percentage at Each School in a larger map
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