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Most States Failing To Meet Requirements Under IDEA

Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 12, 2019
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Survey Finds Teachers, Paraeducators Largely Unprepared For Students With IEPs

Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so.

July 9, 2019

Parents Sue After ‘Screaming Bucket’ Placed On Boy With Autism

The parents of a 7-year-old with disabilities are suing after a school bus driver and aide allegedly placed a five-gallon bucket over the child's head because he has a tendency to scream.

June 28, 2019

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Schools Underreporting Use Of Restraint And Seclusion, GAO Finds

U.S. Department of Education data on how frequently restraint and seclusion are used in the nation's schools is incomplete and inaccurate, government investigators say.

June 19, 2019

Parents Fight To Record IEP Meetings

Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it's their legal right to have a record of what is said.

June 14, 2019

Principal, Teachers May Be Fired After Boy Given ‘Most Annoying’ Trophy

After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the "Most Annoying Male" in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school's principal and three teachers.

June 13, 2019

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Report Alleges ‘School-To-Guardianship Pipeline’

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

June 11, 2019

Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

A first-grader with autism didn't want to face the last day of school, so the boy's principal met him at home and the two walked to class together.

June 11, 2019
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Nation’s Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.

June 6, 2019

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Special Education Teacher Gives Boy ‘Most Annoying’ Award

A father is expressing disbelief after his fifth-grader, who has autism, was given a trophy dubbing him the "most annoying male" by his special education teacher.

June 4, 2019
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Federal Proposal Would Ease Path From Special Ed To College

Lawmakers are looking to make it easier for students with disabilities to transition to college.

June 4, 2019

Schools Struggle To Serve ‘Twice Exceptional’ Students

Parents say it's often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities, but some are fighting to change that.

May 28, 2019

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