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High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit.

March 22, 2017
Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Nominee’s Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

March 20, 2017
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017

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Following Outage, Ed Department Wants Feedback On IDEA Site

After technical problems brought a key government special education website to a screeching halt, federal officials are asking the public for help as they look to reimagine the site.

March 13, 2017
School classroom

Is Teacher Preparation Failing Students With Disabilities?

Most kids with disabilities spend the majority of their days in general education classrooms, but many teacher training programs offer little preparation for educating these students.

March 8, 2017

Disability Advocates Warn Against Overturning Education Rules

Advocates are working to block efforts to rescind Obama-era education regulations, a move they say would weaken accountability for students with disabilities.

March 7, 2017

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School Leaders Fret Over Possible Medicaid Changes

As federal lawmakers consider broad changes to Medicaid, school chiefs from across the country are warning that such modifications could have big consequences for students with disabilities.

February 28, 2017

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

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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

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

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