The level of federal special education funding sent to states varies widely thanks to an outdated model that favors some locales over others, a new report finds.
A move to give IEP teams in one state more latitude over determining graduation requirements for students with disabilities is raising red flags.
Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to require most students with disabilities to try competitive employment before they could be employed by sheltered workshops.
Federal education officials are dramatically altering the way they evaluate compliance with special education law and the change means far fewer states are living up to expectations.
Students were subject to restraint and seclusion hundreds of thousands of times in one school year, a new analysis finds, and that’s likely just the tip of the iceberg.
Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.
Autism left Andrese Duke, 13, shy and often isolated from his classmates, but that all changed when he took on the role of his school’s mascot.
Special education programs are increasingly relying on tablets, apps and other technology to help students with disabilities despite scant research to support the practice.
A federal judge signed off this week on a settlement that formally ends a school district policy of transferring kids with autism from school to school with no warning to their families.
A special education teacher who gave her students a toilet brush and cleanser as a graduation gift is not facing discipline despite calls from at least one parent that she be fired.
For students with intellectual disability, functional skills are often prioritized over academics, but a new study finds that children with low IQ are capable of learning to read.
In a deal with the federal government, the maker of a standardized test is agreeing to sweeping changes to ensure those with disabilities receive the accommodations they’re entitled to.