Education

Teachers Fight Special Needs Accommodation

A teachers group is fighting a plan to allow a student with a disability to use a faculty restroom, all because they say the accommodation violates their right to exclusive facilities.

Disability-Related Education Complaints Trending Up

Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation’s schools.

Graduation Rates Inch Up For Students With Disabilities

An increasing number of students with disabilities are graduating high school, federal officials say, though they still receive diplomas at far lower rates than other students.

Boy With Special Needs Hospitalized Following School Attack

An alleged bullying incident at a middle school sent a 74-pound student to the hospital for five days and outraged lawmakers.

In Fight Over Service Dog, School Board Is Brought To Heel

After a two-year legal battle that garnered Justice Department attention, a school district has been ordered to allow a boy with disabilities to bring his service dog to class.

Students With Disabilities Suspended More Often

The likelihood that a student with a disability will be suspended from school appears to vary greatly depending on where they live, a new analysis finds.

Lawmakers Look To Rein In Alternative Diplomas

A new proposal in Congress would ensure that parents of students with disabilities are provided more information before their child is taken off track for a regular diploma.

Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress

As Congress debates the role of testing, a new report finds that schools with the greatest accountability for students with disabilities are most likely to promote inclusion.

Questions Surround Vouchers For Students With Disabilities

More than a dozen states offer vouchers allowing students to use public dollars to attend private schools, but it’s a tossup whether such flexibility is a win for those with disabilities.

Efforts Underway To Fully Fund IDEA

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.

Disability Advocates Sharply Critical Of Plan To Ease Testing

As Congress looks to reauthorize the nation’s primary education law, advocates are blasting proposed changes they say would lead to lower expectations for students with disabilities.

Service Dog Dispute Prompts Civil Rights Complaint

A family is fighting back with a federal civil rights complaint after being told they would need to provide a handler in order for their son’s service dog to be allowed at school.

Copyright © 2008-2015 Disability Scoop, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Reprints and Permissions