Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.
Special education programs are increasingly relying on tablets, apps and other technology to help students with disabilities despite scant research to support the practice.
A federal judge signed off this week on a settlement that formally ends a school district policy of transferring kids with autism from school to school with no warning to their families.
A special education teacher who gave her students a toilet brush and cleanser as a graduation gift is not facing discipline despite calls from at least one parent that she be fired.
For students with intellectual disability, functional skills are often prioritized over academics, but a new study finds that children with low IQ are capable of learning to read.
In an effort to fill a shortage of special education teachers, a first-of-its-kind program will train education assistants and paraprofessionals to take on the task.
More Americans are graduating high school than ever before, but students with disabilities remain far behind their typically-developing peers, a new report finds.
A program that places recent college graduates in teaching positions across the country after just weeks of training says it will beef up its focus on special education.
A handful of familiar names are topping this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking of training programs for special educators.
As stories emerge of students with even the most severe disabilities being forced to take standardized tests, officials in one state are starting to rethink the approach.
Disability advocates are protesting a move by the U.S. Department of Education that they say could leave students in the hands of poor-quality teachers.
A teacher accused of force-feeding a student with special needs crayons soaked in hot sauce is headed back to the classroom.
Budget cuts are forcing larger class sizes, bigger case loads and leaving schools with too few staff to meet the needs of students with disabilities, special educators say.
When Congress acted earlier this month to end the government shutdown, lawmakers also extended a provision that advocates contend has negative implications for students with disabilities.
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.