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U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017

When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.

December 13, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.

December 11, 2017

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Schoolchildren

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools

Parents need to be better informed about the implications of moving their children with disabilities from public to private schools, a new government report concludes.

December 7, 2017
School bus

Graduation Rate Improves For Students With Disabilities

New federal data indicates that the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is trending upward.

December 5, 2017
Supreme Court

Inside One Family’s Supreme Court Fight Over IDEA

A decade after frustrations first welled up over their son's stalled progress, one family won a landmark case that raised the bar schools must meet in educating students with disabilities.

November 27, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Education

Trump Taps New Special Education Chief

The nation may soon be getting a new top special education official.

November 16, 2017
Students at graduation

Why Aren’t More Students With Disabilities Graduating On Time?

Experts say that almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle college or a career, yet just 65 percent of them graduate on time.

November 15, 2017

Special Ed Enrollment Surges In Texas

Texas enrolled its largest number of students in special education last year, the same year the state officially got rid of an arbitrary cap on how many kids could receive such services.

November 14, 2017

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Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete

Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.

November 14, 2017

Investigation: Students In Special Ed Languish In Homebound Program

Hundreds of children with special needs in one state who could be in school are instead being funneled to a tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort.

November 10, 2017

Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017

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