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Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete

Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.

November 14, 2017

Investigation: Students In Special Ed Languish In Homebound Program

Hundreds of children with special needs in one state who could be in school are instead being funneled to a tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort.

November 10, 2017

Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

DeVos Weighs Changes To Special Ed Rule

The Education Department is reportedly considering delaying or wiping out a rule designed to ensure that children from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

October 26, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos meeting with President Donald Trump earlier this year

Education Department Defends Rollback Of Special Ed Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education is insisting that its move to withdraw dozens of special education guidance documents will not compromise services for students with disabilities.

October 24, 2017

Trump Administration Rescinds Special Ed Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education is withdrawing dozens of guidance documents addressing everything from transition to due process as part of an effort to do away with unnecessary regulation.

October 20, 2017

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Handcuffing Of Kids With Disabilities ‘Excessive Force,’ Judge Rules

The handcuffing of two elementary-age students with disabilities by a school resource officer "was an unconstitutional seizure and excessive force," a federal judge has ruled.

October 20, 2017

Teacher Allegedly Held Class Vote On ‘Annoying’ Boy With ASD

An elementary school teacher forced a 9-year-old boy with autism to stand in front of his class twice while classmates voted on whether the boy was "annoying," a federal lawsuit alleges.

October 18, 2017
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Special Ed Program An Unconstitutional ‘Dumping Ground,’ Suit Claims

A class-action lawsuit brought by parents and advocates is accusing one state of relegating students with disabilities to separate, unequal schooling.

October 16, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017

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
Custom pencil grip

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

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