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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

Rhodes Scholar Thrives With Service Dog’s Help

Each year, 95 winners from around the world are chosen for their academic records, leadership skills and public service efforts to become Rhodes Scholars. This time, one has autism.

November 29, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Education Secretary Calls For End To Corporal Punishment

Citing disproportionate use among students with disabilities, the U.S. secretary of education is calling for schools to stop relying on physical punishment to address behavior issues.

November 28, 2016

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Family Fights For Down Syndrome Inclusion

The lives of Americans with Down syndrome are very different from a generation ago. Despite the progress, schools and families often differ on how such students should be educated.

November 15, 2016

College-Bound Students With Autism Learn To Navigate Campus Life

Teenagers on the spectrum are getting a dry run at college with the help of a new boarding program that aims to prepare them for the social side of higher education.

November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence

Trump Win Brings Uncertainty On Disability Policy

Advocates are keeping tight-lipped in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise victory with little known about how the president-elect may shape policies vital to people with disabilities.

November 10, 2016

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Kids Weren’t Kept Out Of Special Ed To Save Money, State Claims

Texas has never set a cap or policy to limit the number of students in special education and reports that the state did so to save money are "false," officials told federal authorities.

November 4, 2016

Supreme Court Hears Service Dog Case

The case of a girl with cerebral palsy whose family sued after school officials tried to bar her service dog from coming to class could have big implications for special education disputes.

November 1, 2016

State: Preschool Unlawfully Expelled Girl With Down Syndrome

A state is suing after a preschool allegedly expelled a 3-year-old with Down syndrome because she wasn't potty-trained despite retaining typically-developing students lacking the same skill.

October 27, 2016

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Students from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. listen as President Barack Obama speaks during an event to highlight the progress that has been made in recent years to improve education across the country. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Graduation Rate Climbs For Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities are seeing gains as the nation's high school graduation rate hits an all-time high, federal officials say.

October 18, 2016

Bullying Often Triggers Fight Response In Kids With Disabilities

Children with disabilities are more likely than other kids to respond aggressively to bullying, researchers say, and they often attack not only those picking on them, but others as well.

October 11, 2016
Evan Davis, a student in the SUCCESS program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, walks with his red backpack to class. Five states will get federal money for demonstration projects focused on improving post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. (Emilie Eastman/Capital News Service/TNS)

Education Department Aims To Improve Transition Outcomes

Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars toward efforts to better prepare students with disabilities for post-secondary education and competitive employment.

October 10, 2016

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