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Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case

In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has largely sided with the family of a girl with cerebral palsy who sought to bring her service dog to school.

February 22, 2017

Report Of Special Ed Cap Prompts Feds To Investigate

A dozen Texas school districts are being targeted for review in a federal investigation into whether students with disabilities are getting the help they need.

February 21, 2017

IDEA Website Back Online Following Outage

After being down at least a week, a key government special education website has been restored, officials say, but more changes are on the way.

February 17, 2017

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Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment

The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise.

February 16, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Senators Want Answers On IDEA Website Outage

Lawmakers are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Education after a key government special education website went down.

February 13, 2017

Teacher Draws On Experience As Student With Disability

Once unsure if she would be able to graduate high school because of her uncontrollable seizures, Xenia Boiko decided to become the special education teacher she wishes she'd had.

February 10, 2017

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Vice President Mike Pence swears in Betsy DeVos

Federal Special Education Website Goes Dark

A day after a controversial new secretary of education was sworn in, a federal website focused on special education was down, but officials said the issue should be no cause for alarm.

February 8, 2017
Students protest against Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Nominee Confirmed In Spite Of IDEA Concerns

In an unprecedented vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education despite widespread concerns about her comments on special education.

February 7, 2017
Consuelo Martinez watches her daughter Chelsea, who has autism, play the violin

Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial

Parents and teachers should do more to embrace the preferred interests of those with autism, researchers say, pointing out that such aptitudes can be calming and form the basis for careers.

February 3, 2017

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Disability Advocates Threaten To Sue Over Special Education Cap

Advocates are threatening to sue over a state-imposed special education enrollment benchmark, potentially opening the door to compensation for students who have been denied services.

February 1, 2017
Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Pick Advances Despite Special Ed Worries

Deep opposition from special education advocates was not enough to prevent President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education from moving forward.

January 31, 2017
Betsy DeVos

IDEA Concerns Linger Over Education Nominee

Citing concerns about her views on IDEA, disability advocates are asking lawmakers to delay a vote on the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education.

January 26, 2017

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