A shortage of psychologists and other highly trained specialists is driving some school districts to new extremes when it comes to hiring special education staff.
A school district is apologizing for having students in special education dig through trash for recyclables to earn money as part of a functional skills program.
With too few teachers on staff as the school year kicks off, one school district may rely on long-term substitutes for many special education classes.
For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.
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.