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Ed Department Reconsidering Previously Settled Disability Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education has quietly renegotiated hundreds of disability-related civil rights agreements with schools.

June 7, 2018
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Students Dream Up Assistive Devices For Kids With Disabilities

Through an introductory engineering program, junior high and high school students are developing real-life solutions for kids with disabilities, all on a budget of just $35.

June 6, 2018
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Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward

The number of students receiving special education in the nation's public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.

June 5, 2018

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Student With Sensory Issues Has Graduation Come To Him

Unable to deal with the stimulation of a traditional graduation ceremony due to autism and sensory issues, Jordan Smith's teacher found a different way to honor his right of passage.

June 1, 2018

Ed Department Sued Over Handling Of Disability-Related Complaints

Disability advocates say that federal education officials acted illegally by fundamentally altering the way they handle discrimination complaints in schools.

June 1, 2018

Humanoid Teaching Kids With ASD Social, Emotional Skills

Across the country, educators are incorporating lessons with a doll-like robot designed to help students with autism learn new vocabulary, calming techniques and other coping skills.

May 21, 2018

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Inclusion Rates Lagging For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Under federal law, students with disabilities are supposed to attend class with their typically-developing peers as much as possible, but new research suggests that may not be happening.

May 15, 2018

Robot Cleared To Attend Class For Student With Special Needs

Under an agreement with federal prosecutors, a student with a disability will be able to participate in lessons and interact with peers through a robot attending class in the student's place.

May 8, 2018

Schools Still Winning Most Special Ed Disputes, Even After Endrew F.

Schools continued to win most IEP disputes in the year since a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed a more ambitious standard for students with disabilities, according to a new analysis.

May 7, 2018

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Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 1, 2018

In Plan To Fix Special Education, State Will Spend $212 Million

Following a blistering federal investigation, one state is aiming to repair a decade-old practice that drastically reduced the number of students receiving special education services.

April 25, 2018

Feds Release New Stats On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

New data on nearly every public school in the nation shows that students with disabilities continue to be disciplined and experience restraint and seclusion at far higher rates than others.

April 24, 2018

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