Welcome to “Why So Special,” an inclusive guide to understanding education.

Education is in a flux of change. Much of this change is due to the economy and budget cuts, but education is also changing with a shift towards online learning. Class sizes are growing, and special education is also evolving with a push towards inclusion and mainstreaming. Currently, the rate of children born who will be diagnosed with autism is 1 in 88 (as of 2012). This is changing the dynamics of education as well. Teachers, administrators, staff and parents need to be educated on best teaching practices for all types of learners.

Why So Special? It is my hope that this blog will be a forum to discuss a myriad of topics related to all things education. I see education through the eyes of an education specialist, but I also plan to present different viewpoints from various sources so we can all learn together.