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.
With fewer entering the profession and many leaving, school districts nationwide are struggling to find teachers, particularly in special education.
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.
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.
A sheriff’s deputy is facing a federal lawsuit after allegedly shackling two children with disabilities for misbehaving at school.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.
Schools are unlawfully segregating students with disabilities, federal officials allege, requiring them to use separate restrooms and special entrances, among other limitations.
Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.
Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education.
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.
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.
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.