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TRENTON, May 11, 2011—Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed May 8-14 as Special Education Week in New Jersey.
Special Education Week recognizes the achievements of the state’s students with special needs and the commitment of their parents and teachers. The New Jersey School Boards Association and ASAH, a non-profit organization representing private schools serving students with disabilities, have sponsored Special Education Week since 1985. This year’s them is “The Future Begins Today.”
“Thousands of parents, teachers, child study team members and school administrators give generously of their time and energy to support the learning needs of special education students,” states the governor’s proclamation.
“The public school districts and the private schools of New Jersey make a major contribution to the public welfare by preparing thousands of exceptional persons to participate as residents of this state and as members of society,” the proclamation continues.
The official celebration of Special Education in New Jersey will take place on Friday, May 13 during a ceremony in Plainsboro. The event will include the presentation of the governor’s proclamation and recognition of 10 schools for innovative special education programming.
Special Education Week in New Jersey 2011 is made possible through the sponsorship of PSE&G and the Partlow Insurance Agency. Other contributors include Matthew J. Graglia, CPA; the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior; and Paradigm Pioneers, Inc.
The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of 588 local boards of education and includes 44 charter school associate members. NJSBA advocates the interests of school districts, trains local school board members, and provides resources for the advancement of public education.