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|Enrollment disparities seen for New Orleans students with special needs|
Some New Orleans public schools -- particularly some independently run charter schools -- are showing wide enrollment differences in students with special needs, a report by state officials shows. Charter schools in the Recovery School District have both high and low numbers of students in special education, prompting criticism from some who accused some schools of engaging in discrimination by encouraging students with special needs to enroll elsewhere. Education officials defended the schools, saying that the district's school-choice policy makes some variation inevitable. Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The (2/1)