NS education

An interim report says neither students with special needs nor their peers are being well-served by the “inclusive” education system.

The commission says there is widespread support for inclusive education, but the current model mostly just isn’t working.  Schools lack a cohesive system for implementing inclusive education.  There’s a lack of funding, teacher training and specialized staff as challenges.

The commission is working on a single provincial policy that will ensure fairness and equity for all students and will hold public hearings in the fall.