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Study: School Culture, Policies Drive Use Of Restraint And Seclusion

New research suggests that local factors may play the biggest role in determining how likely students with disabilities are to experience restraint and seclusion at school.

July 25, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

DeVos Wants More Options For Students In Special Education

In her first speech centering on special ed, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said students with disabilities deserve better and her agency will work to provide more choices for families.

July 18, 2017
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Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations

Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation's special education law, federal education officials say.

July 11, 2017

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Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

Parents Denied Ability To Record Son’s School Day

A federal jury has determined that the parents of a child with disabilities have no First Amendment right to have their son wear a recording device to keep track of his school day.

June 13, 2017

Schools Worried About Tracking Devices

Privacy concerns are prompting some schools to consider prohibiting GPS tracking devices that are designed to help protect children with disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

June 6, 2017

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U.S. Department of Education

After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site

Three months after a key government special education website crashed, federal officials are introducing a revamped online presence.

June 1, 2017
Holt Priest

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is not as kind.

May 22, 2017

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Allegedly Fed Bleach At School

In the second such case to hit a school for children with disabilities, the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy is suing alleging that his feeding tube was cleaned with bleach.

May 19, 2017

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Lawmakers Vote To End Special Ed Cap

Texas lawmakers have sent the governor a bill formally rejecting the state's decade-old practice of limiting how many students with disabilities could receive special education services.

May 12, 2017

Battle Brews Over Observing Self-Contained Class

Federal education officials are investigating after a school district denied a mother's request to observe her son's self-contained classroom.

May 10, 2017

Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

Congress' investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with autism entering adulthood.

May 9, 2017

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