KidsFlash Fast Fact – Students Receiving Special Education Services

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 26, 2012

In 2011, 9.7 percent of Colorado students – nearly 83,000 children – were enrolled in special education services in Colorado public schools. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of students receiving special education services increased by 6.6 percent, rising only slightly faster than total pupil enrollment over the same time period. To find the number of students receiving special education services in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.