Education

Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.

Justice Department Says Georgia Illegally Segregates Students

Schools are unlawfully segregating students with disabilities, federal officials allege, requiring them to use separate restrooms and special entrances, among other limitations.

Feds: Most States Failing To Meet Special Ed Obligations

Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.

Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education.

State To Require Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

In what’s believed to be a first, a new law in Texas will require schools to install cameras upon request in classrooms serving students with disabilities.

Teacher Fired For Putting Child With Autism In Trash Can

A school board has voted to terminate the contract of a special educator accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can and comparing his behavior to Oscar the Grouch.

Claim: Minorities Underrepresented In Special Education

Contrary to widespread concerns that minorities are disproportionately funneled into special education classrooms, a new study suggests that these kids’ special needs often go unnoticed.

Teacher: Trash Can Meant To Calm Boy With Autism

A special education teacher accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can and comparing his behavior to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the child, not hurt him.

Feds Put Millions Toward Training Special Educators

With an eye on improving services for students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is funneling millions into programs to train new special educators.

Teen Goes From Special Ed To Valedictorian

As a child, Chance Mair struggled to overcome sensory and social skills challenges related to Asperger’s syndrome, but this week he graduated high school at the top of his class.

To Prevent Wandering, Schools Move Forward With Alarms

The nation’s largest school district says it will install door alarms at nearly every one of its schools in an effort to help protect students with disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

Students With Special Needs Face Double-Digit Achievement Gaps

A new report finds that students with disabilities are faring far worse on standardized tests than their typically-developing peers.

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