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.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.
Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.
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.
Advocates are accusing schools across one of the nation’s largest states of using truancy laws to funnel kids with disabilities off their rolls.
Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services, even if they are cognitively gifted, federal officials say.
With a new rule, federal education officials are telling schools not to skimp on funding for special education.
Federal education officials are warning school districts to think twice before forcing parents into potentially long and costly due process proceedings.
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.
Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.
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.
Kids with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education complete with academics, therapies and other supports even if they’re locked up, federal officials say.
The number of schoolchildren with autism has increased nationwide in recent years, but a new study suggests that some kids are still being overlooked.
The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.
In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected to bullying.