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DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is calling on the nation's public schools to work with parents to better serve students with special needs.

September 15, 2017
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Students Create Custom Pencil Grip For Girl With Special Needs

A disability makes writing difficult for 9-year-old Natalie Quintana, but a custom-designed gripping tool developed by a group of middle schoolers is making a big difference.

September 13, 2017

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017

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Analysis: Minority Students Often Left Out Of Special Ed

Despite broad concern that minorities are overrepresented in special education, new research suggests that the opposite may in fact be the case.

September 5, 2017

Paraeducators Eyed To Fill Special Ed Teacher Vacancies

Struggling to find special education teachers, one state is turning to paraeducators to help fill the void.

August 22, 2017
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Disability Suits Fuel Rise In Civil Rights Claims Against Schools

Civil rights lawsuits against schools are on track to double compared to four years ago thanks in large part to disability-related claims, according to a new review of federal court filings.

August 22, 2017

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Schools Accused Of Denying Special Education Services

The nation's largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

August 2, 2017

Talk Of Medicaid Changes Prompts Special Ed Worries

Amid the national noise about potential cuts to Medicaid, some school administrators are trying to bring attention to one arguably lesser-known group that would be affected: their students.

August 1, 2017

Complaint Alleges Widespread Bullying Of Students In Special Ed

A school district in one of the nation's largest cities is being accused of downplaying or ignoring pervasive bullying of students in special education.

July 28, 2017

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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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