Federal education officials are looking to reshape the way they evaluate each state’s compliance with special education law to put a heavier focus on student performance.
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.
For the first time, federal officials are telling school districts that they must offer students with disabilities equal access to school sports.
Whether or not a child with developmental delays qualifies for early intervention varies dramatically from one state to the next, but often far more kids are eligible than can be served.
Typically parents are proud to see their child earning 90s and 100s at school, but a Georgia father whose son has severe disabilities says the scores are cause for concern.
Graduation rates for students enrolled in special education are on the rise as fewer kids with disabilities drop out of school.
School districts should reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of students with disabilities, at least in some cases, a federal court is affirming.
A 13-year-old with autism will be allowed to attend his neighborhood middle school after waging an online protest against a school district plan to segregate him.
When a Maine couple wanted to send their son to school with a recording device to ensure that his IEP was being followed, the school district said no. Now the family is fighting back.
Inclusion is often believed to be the best option for students with disabilities, but a new study calls into question whether or not the practice truly leads to better outcomes long term.
A 13-year-old with autism has taken to social media to persuade his school district that he ought to attend his local middle school rather than a segregated program for those with disabilities.
Federal education officials are handling a record number of disability-related civil rights complaints in the nation’s schools.
When federal officials clarified what qualifies as a service animal, they were looking to cut down on people exploiting the law. Now, a girl with autism may be an unintended casualty.
The number of training centers across the country designed to assist families in accessing services for students with disabilities is on the rise.
A growing number of parents frustrated by school district bureaucracy are opting to forgo public education altogether for their children with disabilities.