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Ed Department: Texas Must Do More To Help Students Needing Special Ed

After determining that Texas illegally set a cap on the number of students receiving special ed, the U.S. Department of Education says the state is not doing enough to fix the problems.

October 22, 2018

Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say

As national television networks have been airing video of school staff dragging a student with autism, advocates are expressing concern, saying they've seen similar situations before.

October 18, 2018
Students at school

Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities

Children with developmental disabilities are far more likely to be missing a lot of school, according to a new federal report, with those who have certain conditions at especially high risk.

October 17, 2018

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Student takes test

Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

October 16, 2018
School classroom

Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.

October 8, 2018

After Losing Family In Fire, Girl Finds Home With Special Ed Teacher

When Kim Canterbury began working as a substitute special education teacher, she didn't realize she'd end up taking one of her students into her home as one of her own.

October 5, 2018

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Sensory-Friendly Design Enters The Classroom

As more students with special needs enter school systems nationwide, educators are increasingly designing their classrooms to boost behavior and academic performance.

October 4, 2018

Texas Saved Billions Cutting Special Ed: Now The Bill Comes Due

Following what one advocate called "absolutely the largest-scale violation" of IDEA, Texas is embarking on what may amount to the biggest single expansion of special education services ever.

October 2, 2018

Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

School districts in one state now must ask if new students have ever been referred for mental health services. Some parents worry that the information could be held against their kids.

September 28, 2018

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U.S. Capitol

Special Ed, Disability Programs Spared In Government Budget Deal

The federal government will increase funding for special ed and allocate money to address the needs of caregivers as part of a spending bill that's expected to be signed by the president.

September 28, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration ‘Rethinking’ Special Ed

The nation's top special education official is setting a new agenda for the U.S. Department of Education as it works to address the needs of students with disabilities.

September 21, 2018

To Find Special Educators, State Looks To Bus Drivers, Clerks

Desperate for new teachers — particularly in special education — one state is pouring millions into an effort to turn existing school employees into credentialed educators.

September 18, 2018

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