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Speaking Truth to Power on Behalf of Special Ed Students

It's called speaking truth to power. And, Wednesday night, five women dedicated to special education students and families delivered the truth to the most powerful leaders in Fresno Unified. It was a remarkable, dramatic event on a night that leaders rolled out something worth celebrating: a $10 million ongoing increase...

Big Special Ed Dollars Coming. Can FUSD Deliver Better Results?

As soon as he became superintendent in 2017, Bob Nelson publicly acknowledged serious, heart-breaking problems in Fresno Unified's often-criticized special education program. The criticism hasn't relented even as Nelson has become the social media face of the district's move to "inclusion" — that is, teaching special ed students, whenever possible,...