“For too many years, students with special needs, both in Oakland and around the country, have not been afforded the opportunities that many other students take for granted. To be frank, these students have often been excluded…..
That is the culture of the past, which separated students and divided them from their peers. In the Oakland Unified School District, we are moving away from this history of exclusion to a new era of inclusion...
An Inclusion Policy is the next step in our effort to better serve the needs of all of our students…..A policy change is just the beginning - the real change comes as we shift our attitudes and preconceived notions about students with disabilities.”
How are you helping to shift attitudes and preconceived notions about students with disabilities?
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Celina Zins, Director of School Partnerships