Lisa Knowles, her high school's valedictorian, has high expectations not only for herself but for the special-needs students she oversees.
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Guilderland has about 120 special-needs students eligible for Medicaid reimbursement but only half signed up so the district could get reimbursed for services.
Stephen Hadden, Guilderland's administrator for special programs, says that many students with disabilities, grouped together in classes, "connect and stay friends for life."
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