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W.Va. special education department rewarding, but shorthanded

By Eddie Trizzino for Times West Virginian of Fairmont, W.Va.

Special education administrators and staff members review materials for the upcoming school year at a training session Tuesday at East Fairmont Middle School.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Bethany Sturm’s day as a teacher is a little different than others who teach grades 5 through 8.

The difference is not in her curriculum or even necessarily in her instruction, but in the students she teaches who may need special assistance to understand and learn the material.

“We do the same curriculum that the other students do,” said Sturm, special educator for grades 5 through 8. “We just maybe do instruction a little different – maybe at a slower pace – but we do all of the same stuff that the other general education students are doing.” …

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