Education

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.

Study Finds Postsecondary Programs Boost Outcomes

Individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend postsecondary programs are finding greater success in the job market than those who do not pursue further education, a new study suggests.

In Practice, IDEA Remedies May Not Be Available To All

Family income appears to be a major factor influencing whether parents will seek mediation or due process in special education disputes with their child’s school district, a new study finds.

Athletes With Disabilities Eye College Competition

For the first time, a sport designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities is being played competitively at the collegiate level.

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