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Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data.

February 19, 2019

Staff Shortage Forces Schools To Provide Speech Therapy By Video

Facing a severe staffing shortage, one school district says the only way it can provide speech therapy to all the students with special needs who need it is to do so by video chat.

February 19, 2019

Bullying Differs Based On Type Of Disability, Study Finds

New research suggests that incidents of bullying and other harassment targeting kids with disabilities vary depending on what sort of special needs a child has.

February 15, 2019

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School District Suing Family Over Special Education Placement

Even after a hearing officer, a federal judge and a state education department sided with a girl with severe disabilities, her school district is suing to force her to return to public school.

February 15, 2019

Lawsuit Contends Teacher Strike Will Harm Students In Special Ed

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 10,000 students with disabilities who they say likely will be harmed more than others by a teachers' strike that began this week.

February 12, 2019

When Schools Use Child Protective Services As A Weapon Against Parents

Fed up with what they see as obstinate parents who don't agree to special education for their kids, schools sometimes use the threat of a child-protection investigation to strong-arm parents.

February 8, 2019

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More Schools Using Yoga To Calm, Strengthen, Focus Students

Educators are turning to yoga and mindfulness to help kids of all ages overcome challenges, whether it's a physical disability, a health issue, anxiety, stress or depression.

February 5, 2019
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Graduation Rate For Students With Disabilities Shows Improvement

The high school graduation rate for students with disabilities across the nation is on the rise again, new federal figures indicate.

January 30, 2019
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Restraint Death Prompts School To Close

Following the death of a 13-year-old with autism who was restrained face-down for nearly two hours, the school where the incident occurred will cease operations permanently.

January 24, 2019

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School Day Shortened For Hundreds With Disabilities, Suit Claims

A federal class action lawsuit alleges that the school day for many kids with disabilities is being cut short, with some as young as 5 receiving just one or two hours of instruction a day.

January 23, 2019
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Teacher Strike Especially Tough On Students In Special Education

With teachers in one of the nation's largest school districts picketing, more than 60,000 students with special needs are missing out on far more than academics.

January 22, 2019
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Ed Department Cracking Down On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is launching a wide-ranging initiative to "address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion" among students with disabilities.

January 18, 2019

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