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Biden Administration Calls For End To Corporal Punishment In Schools

Federal education officials are urging state and local school leaders across the nation to do away with corporal punishment, a practice they say disproportionately affects students with disabilities.

March 27, 2023
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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Student In Special Ed Case

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a student with a disability in a case with significant implications for families and schools entangled in special education disputes.

March 22, 2023
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Special Ed Teacher Fired After Complaining About Understaffing, Lawsuit Says

A special education teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she lost her job after repeatedly complaining to school district officials about understaffing in the classroom.

March 15, 2023

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Feds Investigating School That Often Had Students With Disabilities Arrested

The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil rights investigation into a tiny school district for kids with disabilities that recorded the highest rate of student arrests in the country.

March 14, 2023
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Biden Budget Seeks Added Spending On Special Ed, Disability Programs

President Joe Biden is calling for major investments in special education, home and community-based services and other programs that people with disabilities rely on.

March 10, 2023

College For Those With IDD Looks To Add Campuses

Aiming to duplicate 15 years of success in Wisconsin, Shepherds College is making plans to expand with new campuses serving students with developmental disabilities far from its base.

March 10, 2023

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Should Special Educators Earn More Than Other Teachers?

Special education teacher and aide jobs are some of the most demanding and hardest to fill. Now, one state is considering paying these educators 20% more than their general education counterparts.

March 7, 2023
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Deaf Students Are Entitled To An Education, But There’s A Shortage Of People Qualified To Teach Them

In what experts say is a nationwide issue, many school districts face a scarcity of qualified deaf education teachers and American Sign Language interpreters.

February 28, 2023
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Justice Department Finds School District Illegally Restrained, Secluded Kids

In the latest of several such investigations across the country, a school district will end the use of seclusion rooms and reform its restraint practices as part of a deal with the Justice Department.

February 24, 2023

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Ed Department: Graduation Rate For Students With Disabilities On The Rise

The number of students with disabilities graduating high school is up nationally, but newly released federal data suggest that outcomes for this population continue to vary by state.

February 23, 2023
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Teacher Assistant Didn’t Get Job Because Of Her Cerebral Palsy, Feds Say

A job candidate for a preschool teacher assistant made it through several stages of the hiring process before she was discriminated against because of her disability, according to federal authorities.

February 14, 2023
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Do Protocols For School Safety Infringe On Disability Rights?

Behavioral threat assessments are spreading, but advocates say they are used to remove students in special education who pose no danger.

February 8, 2023

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