In a first-of-its-kind settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice says a state has committed to overhaul its system of sheltered workshops and day programs for people with disabilities.
As the number of students with disabilities attending residential schools in one state continues to rise, there are mounting concerns about the costs associated with such programs.
A program that places recent college graduates in teaching positions across the country after just weeks of training says it will beef up its focus on special education.
Federal officials say schools are restraining and secluding kids with disabilities far more often than other children and are disproportionately referring them to law enforcement.
A panel of national experts is calling out schools for suspending students with disabilities at disproportionately high rates.
Federal education officials say that a school district went too far when a sheriff’s deputy was sent to visit the parents of a special education student following their IEP meeting.
A handful of familiar names are topping this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking of training programs for special educators.
Even as President Barack Obama called for virtually no change to special education spending in his budget proposal, members of Congress are looking to fully fund the program.
As stories emerge of students with even the most severe disabilities being forced to take standardized tests, officials in one state are starting to rethink the approach.
A federal agency and more than 130 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to allocate more funding for special education in his upcoming budget proposal.
Widespread use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools is putting kids with disabilities at risk and current laws offer families little recourse, a U.S. Senate investigation finds.
One-time “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken is bidding for a seat in Congress and he’s citing his experience as a special educator as he throws his hat in the ring.