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Mom Sues After Girl With Special Needs Fed Bleach

The mother of a 10-year-old with special needs is suing for negligence and "intentional infliction of emotional distress" after her daughter was tube-fed bleach at school.

January 19, 2017
Donald Trump with Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Pick Seemingly ‘Confused’ About IDEA

Under sharp questioning from senators, the nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education suggested that it should be up to states to decide whether schools must follow the IDEA.

January 18, 2017

Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court May Boost FAPE Mandate

During arguments this week, the Supreme Court appeared to favor setting a higher standard for the requirement that kids with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public education.

January 12, 2017

Unable To Get Special Education, One Family Moved

Despite national mandates, one family's strikingly different experience when they moved illustrates how sharply special education services can vary from place to place.

January 10, 2017

Schools Get Guidance On Restraint, Seclusion

Before leaving office, the Obama administration is releasing a flurry of guidance related to the rights of students with disabilities in the nation's schools.

January 6, 2017

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Stakes High In Special Ed Case Before Supreme Court

No matter who prevails, a case centering on the rights of students with disabilities to a free, appropriate public education is likely to have significant impact for years to come.

December 15, 2016
Crossing guard

Feds Target Disparities In Special Education

With a new rule, the Obama administration is looking to make sure that minority students aren't overrepresented in special education.

December 13, 2016

Education Department Sees Rise In Disability Complaints

In a year when the U.S. Department of Education fielded a record number of civil rights complaints, new data indicates that allegations of disability discrimination are up dramatically.

December 8, 2016

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Students compete with their robots

Inclusion Gains Traction Outside The Classroom

Schools are offering a growing number of activities pairing students with and without disabilities and the trend is moving beyond sports to include offerings like robotics and drama.

December 7, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court

FAPE Case Draws Flurry Of Attention

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students with disabilities, everyone from lawmakers to states and advocates are weighing in.

December 6, 2016

Schools Won’t Face Penalty For Serving Too Many In Special Ed

Amid allegations that thousands were kept out of special education, officials in one state are telling schools that they must provide services to all eligible students with disabilities.

November 30, 2016

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