What is Special Education?
Special education is individualized instruction provided for students who are struggling in academics, social skills, or functional skills when compared to their peers. The goal of special education is to support support a student's individual needs and help them grow. Depending on needs of the individual, the student may receive services alongside his or her peers in the regular education classroom setting or he or she may receive services in a smaller group (or even individual setting). A student's services are summarized in an individual education plan (IEP).