Education

New Rule Ends ‘Modified’ Tests For Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is doing away with a policy that allowed states to consider some students with disabilities academically proficient without meeting grade-level standards.

School Districts Scramble To Find Teachers

With fewer entering the profession and many leaving, school districts nationwide are struggling to find teachers, particularly in special education.

Special Education Training Efforts To Get Millions

As school gets underway in many parts of the country, federal officials are doling out millions of dollars to help parents and teachers better serve students with disabilities.

Anticipation High Ahead Of Special Ed Camera Mandate

The details remain murky as Texas looks to implement what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind law mandating cameras in some special education classrooms.

Students With Disabilities Allegedly Handcuffed As Punishment

A sheriff’s deputy is facing a federal lawsuit after allegedly shackling two children with disabilities for misbehaving at school.

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.

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