Education

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

Feds Warn Schools On Bullying Of Kids With Disabilities

In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected to bullying.

Supreme Court Seeks Input On IDEA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in on a case involving who should pay for private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

Families Turn To Social Media With Special Ed Complaints

Social media shaming increasingly is a tactic parents employ when calling, emailing or sitting through IEP meetings does not get the results they seek.

Former Students Offered Make-Up Special Education Services

A federal judge is ordering one state to offer services to some 1,800 former special education students who were forced out of public schools two years early.

Due Process Hearings On Decline

Fewer special education disputes between parents and school districts are escalating to due process hearings, a new government report finds.

Senator Looks To Ease Burden For Parents In IDEA Disputes

A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child’s school district.

Inclusion Rates For Special Education Students Vary By State

Where a child lives may significantly impact whether they are placed in an inclusive or segregated classroom, a new national analysis suggests.

School Districts Stressed By Lack Of Trained Specialists

A shortage of psychologists and other highly trained specialists is driving some school districts to new extremes when it comes to hiring special education staff.

Outrage After Special Education Students Forced To Sort Trash

A school district is apologizing for having students in special education dig through trash for recyclables to earn money as part of a functional skills program.

Plan For Special Education Substitutes Draws Concerns

With too few teachers on staff as the school year kicks off, one school district may rely on long-term substitutes for many special education classes.

Supreme Court Asked To Clarify Schools’ IDEA Obligations

The nation’s school district leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on who should pay for a child’s private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

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