Virginia is again one of the top states for special education.

The state earned the U.S. Department of Education’s highest rating for improving outcomes for students with disabilities and for its compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It marked the seventh straight year Virginia has received the top rating.

“A key measure of the quality of a state’s public schools is found in the supports and services provided for students with disabilities and in outcomes for these students,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. “I congratulate Virginia’s special educators — including teachers, administrators and support services professionals — for their commitment to equity for students with disabilities and the passion they show every day for helping every student achieve his or her fullest potential.”

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