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Dear SSgt. Bradford, Sgt. Williams, Cpl. Hosford, LCpl. Kelly, Cpl. Turner,

While a gentle, silent type, this big-city superintendent has made sweeping system changes

Katrina Rivera doesn't mind the nearly three-hour, round trip bus ride from her home to Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology.

Problem: Bradley K. Barrett, superintendent of the Gilbert (Ariz.) Public Schools, knew two things when he looked at how his district's students met the state standards. He knew he wanted to improve student performance and he knew his district needed help getting there.

About one in 20 K-12 students is classified as having a specific learning disability. These students are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Most spend at least part of their day in a regular classroom.

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It used to be that the biggest problems of recess were scraping your knee or having a run-in with the schoolyard bully. Nowadays the greatest risk may be to your school's Adequate Yearly Progress rating.

Another Alternative For Special Ed Students

A new flexibility option under No Child Left Behind gives states the chance to allow 2 percent of students with academic disabilities to take tests that are specifically geared toward their abilities.

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