The State Of Special Education Needs And Services In Massachusetts

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Sometimes Massachusetts students who require certain special education services just aren't able to get them in public schools because the schools are sometimes not equipped to meet those students' needs.

WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes recently spoke with Elizabeth Keefe, an assistant professor at Lesley University who focuses on special education and autism spectrum disorders. We asked her if the number of special education students in the state is growing.

Correction: An earlier version of this interview called Lesley University Lesley College. We regret the error. 

This article was originally published on August 17, 2016.

This segment aired on August 17, 2016.


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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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