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What's so special about special education?

MplsPublicSchools15In collaboration with AuSM, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will host a presentation on the changing landscape of special education policy in Minnesota from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. Jean Bender, AuSM Board Vice President and the Chair of AuSM’s Advocacy Committee, will walk through the changes occurring at the state and federal level. Following that, Sara Stack and Amy Johnson of MPS will explain how those changes impact students at the local level. The presentation will take place at the North Regional Public Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis. Click here for more information.

AuSM's role in this meeting is to provide information about current happenings at the federal and state levels regarding special education. AuSM will not be advocating for or against any particular program, but rather will share information relevant for families, students, and educators.