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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
Betsy DeVos

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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Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

January 14, 2019

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‘Mystery Shopper’ Experiment Finds Charters Often Snub Those With Special Needs

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

January 11, 2019

Video Shows Teacher Dragging Student With Disabilities

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

January 9, 2019
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Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance Amid Objections From Disability Advocates

Guidance issued during the Obama administration, which was aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities weren't unfairly disciplined, is no more.

January 7, 2019

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Disability Advocates Concerned By Plan To Axe School Discipline Guidance

A Trump administration panel is recommending that federal officials rescind Obama-era guidance aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities aren't unfairly disciplined.

December 18, 2018
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Protesters Demand Closure Of School Where Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

Former students, disability advocates and parents are calling for the closure of a school where a teen with autism stopped breathing and later died after being restrained by staff.

December 12, 2018

Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018

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Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

December 6, 2018
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Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

December 3, 2018

College Recruit On The Spectrum Set To Make History

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

November 29, 2018

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