Demand Soars For Special Education Boarding Schools

As the number of students with disabilities attending residential schools in one state continues to rise, there are mounting concerns about the costs associated with such programs.

Feds To School: Retaliation In IEP Process Not OK

Federal education officials say that a school district went too far when a sheriff’s deputy was sent to visit the parents of a special education student following their IEP meeting.

White House Urged To Fully Fund IDEA

A federal agency and more than 130 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to allocate more funding for special education in his upcoming budget proposal.

Congress Gives Special Education $500 Million Boost

After being pounded by budget cuts last year, special education is set to see some relief under a deal approved by Congress.

Schools Allegedly Using Emergency Rooms For Timeout

A group of parents are suing after they say their children with disabilities were repeatedly sent from school to hospital emergency rooms in response to tantrums and other behavior issues.

Nationwide, Families Feel Pinch Of Special Education Cuts

Increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes are among the effects parents say budget cuts are having on students in special education.

Video Of Self-Advocate Silenced By School Board Goes Viral

When a 14-year-old went before his local school board to take issue with the implementation of his IEP, he was rebuffed and now video of the incident is going viral.

Sequester Hits Special Education Like ‘Ton of Bricks’

With the start of the new school year, students in special education are beginning to feel the effects of major federal funding cuts which are leading to less staff and fewer services.

School Offers Mom $86K To Keep Son With Autism Out

A California mother says that public school officials have offered her tens of thousands of dollars to take her son with autism out of school.

Deal Reached In Service Dog, Teacher Allergy Dispute

The parents of a first-grader with autism have reached an agreement with an Ohio school district on how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a teacher with a severe allergy.

Schools Obligated To Maintain IEPs When Kids Move

Schools have a special responsibility to provide continuity when students with disabilities move from one district to another, federal education officials say.

Court Strikes Down Special Education Age Limit

In a victory for students with disabilities, a federal appeals court ruled this week that Hawaii violated the law by cutting off special education at age 20.

Special Education Testing Standards May Soon Be Tightened

The U.S. Department of Education wants to end a rule that allows states to count some students with disabilities as academically proficient even if they do not meet grade-level standards.

Teacher’s Allergy Forces Girl With Autism To Change Schools

A first-grader with autism has been told that she must transfer to a different school all because her teacher is allergic to the girl’s service dog.

Feds Urge Schools To Tackle Bullying Of Kids With Disabilities

In new guidance sent to educators across the country, federal education officials say that schools may be liable if they don’t properly address bullying of students with disabilities.

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