JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Video follows teacher Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation.
Reviews the history and philosophy of the project, the major trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities since the late 1980s, and the challenges ahead for educators and parents of children with LD.
Takes a detailed look at the importance of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and how to effectively work with other members of the IEP team, including parents and caregivers of special needs children.
Explains the importance of special education instruction, individualized education programs, teacher preparation, data collection, free appropriate public education (FAPE), and tried and tested special education teaching methods.