Education

Technology Breaks Silence For Nonverbal Students

For years, educators and parents have reported promising results with iPads among kids with special needs. Now, the technology is proving useful for older students with disabilities too.

School Backtracks After Students Left Out Of Yearbook

After an outraged mother complained that her daughter with Down syndrome and others with special needs were left out of the yearbook, school officials are changing course.

Feds Call For Greater Inclusion In Preschools

The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities — no matter how significant — participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers.

Nearly 40 Percent Of Students With Disabilities Don’t Graduate

A new report is sounding alarm bells about lagging high school graduation rates among students with disabilities.

Teacher Accused Of Putting Boy With Autism In Trash Can

A veteran special education teacher is accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can, saying his behavior was similar to Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street.”

IDEA Applies To ‘Twice Exceptional’ Students Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services, even if they are cognitively gifted, federal officials say.

Feds Put Brakes On Special Education Cutbacks

With a new rule, federal education officials are telling schools not to skimp on funding for special education.

Schools Warned On Pushing Families Into Due Process

Federal education officials are warning school districts to think twice before forcing parents into potentially long and costly due process proceedings.

Restraint And Seclusion Mandate Advances In Senate

A plan to rewrite the nation’s primary education law is set to go before the U.S. Senate and it now includes a provision related to restraint and seclusion in schools.

Senate Plan Retains Testing Cap For Students With Disabilities

A bipartisan plan to reshape the nation’s primary education law would maintain strict limits on the number of students with disabilities taking less rigorous tests.

Report Finds More States Limiting Restraint, Seclusion

Though federal efforts to restrict the use of restraint and seclusion in schools have stagnated, an analysis finds a growing number of states have implemented laws to curtail the practices.

Lawmakers Call For Tougher Truancy Penalties For Special Ed

Stiffer penalties could soon be in store for parents in one state whose children skip school, but the harsher punishment would only apply to those with kids in special education.

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