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.
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.
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.
For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.
The level of federal special education funding sent to states varies widely thanks to an outdated model that favors some locales over others, a new report finds.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.