LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a task force will study Nebraska’s education practices for teaching deaf students and recommend ways to improve them.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hopes to build on its success in raising school interpreter standards last year. Officials say that once the task force is formed, it will ask the Nebraska Education Department to hire a national consulting firm to analyze Nebraska’s system.
Commission executive director John Wyvill says about 49,000 students receive special education services from the state and of those, about 830 have a primary hearing disability.