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Remodeled River Terrace school aims to better serve special-education students

By Alejandra Matos
February 19, 2017

Kiara Jones is learning how to analyze data. But the 8-year-old is not using fancy software on a computer. She has a tactile board in front of her with the names of classmates and information on when they were in class. Kiara is visually impaired. 

River Terrace serves 135 students, including Kiara, who have severe physical or intellectual disabilities. Once a regular elementary school, River Terrace sits near the Anacostia River and was at the center of a contentious debate five years ago over whether to save the community school or sell the building to a developer. 

New chancellor Antwan Wilson visited the school last Wednesday. Read more about his visit here:


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