Education

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.

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.

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