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For Students In Special Ed, Transitional Schools Bridge Gap Between High School And Employment

The schools provide a bridge from school to the workforce through specialized instruction, social-emotional learning and opportunities to complete paid work at local companies.

July 10, 2024
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Ed Department: More States Failing To Meet Special Education Requirements

States are increasingly struggling to meet their obligations under IDEA, with federal officials labeling a growing number of states as deficient multiple years in a row.

June 28, 2024
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Special Education Enrollment Hits All-Time High

There are a record number of students with disabilities in the nation's schools, new data shows.

June 25, 2024

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Schools Missed Thousands Of Kids For Special Ed Referrals During COVID

A new report reveals huge numbers of children with disabilities were never evaluated for crucial services — with alarming implications.

June 21, 2024

University Professors Hope To Open Inclusive Toy Lab

Freshman engineering students are working to design toys that are accessible to as many people as possible, a first step in creating an inclusive toy design lab.

June 18, 2024
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Supreme Court Declines To Weigh In On Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear arguments in a case looking at whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

June 12, 2024

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Students With Disabilities Turning 22 Are In Limbo After Court Ruling

Several school districts have informed parents whose children are turning 22 in the coming academic year that they will no longer be able to attend school following conflicting court decisions.

June 11, 2024
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Feds Push Schools To Improve Accessibility

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, many schools remain inaccessible to students with disabilities. Now, federal officials are calling for change.

June 5, 2024

Teen Wins National Recognition For Autism Coding Program

A high schooler has created a computer science program specifically designed for neurodivergent children and young adults with the goal of providing them opportunities to pursue STEM careers.

June 4, 2024

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Ed Department Sees Jump In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

Complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at their highest level in six years, the U.S. Department of Education says.

June 3, 2024
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Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case centering on whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

May 13, 2024
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Unable To Find A School For Their Son, Family Navigates Special Education With No Answers

For more than eight months, Jennifer Schuh has felt powerless as she watches her 8-year-old son sit at home, isolated from his peers and unable to attend school.

May 8, 2024

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