CLOSING THE GAP: Helping Special Ed Students

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Iowa leaders in education are in Des Moines over the next two days, looking for ways to improve learning resources for students in special education programs.

The Iowa Department of Education says Iowa ranks near the bottom of the pack nationally for a gap in achievement between students with and without learning disabilities.

The conference is an opportunity to learn about efforts to eliminate the gap, hear about effective practices in special education and to network with special education teachers, parents and others. More than 1,200 Iowans will take part in the conference.

It is being held at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines.

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