Special Education

We are dedicated to improving the lives and learning of students
with special needs through cost-effective best practices.

Special Education

What we do

We help districts raise achievement for struggling students, with and without IEPs and expand services despite tight resources.


Improving Special Education: Best Practices for Cost Effectively Raising Achievement

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Case study

Collaboration Drives Change: How a Group of Districts Joined Together to Raise the Achievement of Struggling Learners

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How we help

Our approach combines educational best practices, management expertise, and tried-and-true processes garnered from a decade of working with hundreds of school districts.

DMGroup’s multi-year support can help districts:
  • Uncover and understand current practices and shift to those that are proven most effective.
  • Increase supports for social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  • Increase the reach of the most effective teachers
  • Achieve scalable, sustainable, lasting change for students, families, and staff

Our areas of Expertise

  • Elementary and Secondary Reading
  • Math and English Remediation
  • Serving Students with Severe Needs
Operations and Management
  • IEP and Case Management
  • Organizational Structure
  • Behavior Support
  • Social and Emotional Support
  • Prevention Strategies

Learn how school districts raise achievement for students with special needs and reduce costs at the same time.

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One of the projects that District Management Group worked with us on was a special education review and I think framing the problem in that way… was very effective for shifting the mindset for me and the rest of my staff.

Dr. Kevin Smith, Superintendent, Wilton Public Schools

District Management Group was able to balance the need for change while at the same time talking about the advocacy for children with disabilities and doing it better, and we are in the process of implementing those recommendations.

Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent, New Bedford Public Schools

It was a win-win for us, the kids are doing well, improvement increased, achievement increased and they are being better served.

Joe Macary, Superintendent, Vernon Public Schools