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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos greets college students

Disability Nonprofit Among Groups To Receive Betsy DeVos’ Salary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.

February 14, 2018

School District Ordered To Reimburse Family For Private Placement

A school district must pay private school and legal costs for the family at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that established a new precedent for special education law, a court ruled.

February 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Feds Disclose Schools Under Investigation For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier to find out when a school is under investigation for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities.

February 8, 2018

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Aaron Holzmueller

Court Rules Against Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A federal appeals court has ruled against a teen with cerebral palsy — one of the country's top young Paralympic runners — who sought the opportunity to compete at his state track meet.

February 7, 2018

Handcuffs And A Psych Exam For A 7-Year-Old?

Advocates say schools in one state are sending kids with disabilities for psychiatric exams in handcuffs, leaving children traumatized and parents afraid to send their kids back to school.

February 6, 2018

Pressure From Feds May Have Led To Special Ed Enrollment Cap

Texas created a policy in 2004 that led school districts to deny special ed services to thousands of students. Some educators and officials say that cap started with the federal government.

February 1, 2018

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Report: Colleges Failing To Protect Students With Disabilities

Despite research suggesting that women with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus, a federal report finds many universities unprepared to support these students.

January 30, 2018
Unified PE Class

How Inclusion Became One Of The Most Popular Classes At School

A unified PE class where students with and without disabilities learn together is so popular it's spawned a wait list and an after-school club. Now, dozens of schools are adopting the concept.

January 29, 2018
Preschool class

Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

Students with disabilities represent just 13 percent of the nation's preschoolers, but a new report finds they account for three-quarters of all suspensions and expulsions.

January 22, 2018

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State To Boost Resources, Oversight In Effort To Bolster Special Ed

After a scathing review from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas will hire more special education staff and provide services to students who were illegally denied resources in the past.

January 19, 2018

Special Ed Caps Were The Texas Legislature’s Idea, Educators Say

In the wake of a federal report finding Texas was failing kids with disabilities, educators say the state is to blame and that legislators first suggested cutting services to keep costs low.

January 16, 2018
Patricia and Paris King

College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

By law, universities can't require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college.

January 15, 2018

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