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High School Co-Teaching in the Classroom, Supporting Special Education Students

April 29, 2022

Fresno Unified is supporting its special education students with a unique program. The district has a strong focus on inclusion, stressing that every student is a general education student first. Thanks to the co-teaching program, each student that receives special education services won't miss out on that classroom experience or one-on-one teaching time. McLane High School Education Specialist Vanessa Clifton is one of two teachers in her high school classroom. "We have amazing teachers both on the general education and education specialist side," said Clifton. "We're able to help the students with diverse learning needs really have access to the curriculum." In co-teaching classrooms, there's a general education teacher and an education specialist. The team works together to provide special education students the same curriculum, in the same setting as their peers. Read More