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Report: Colleges Failing To Protect Students With Disabilities

Despite research suggesting that women with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus, a federal report finds many universities unprepared to support these students.

January 30, 2018
Unified PE Class

How Inclusion Became One Of The Most Popular Classes At School

A unified PE class where students with and without disabilities learn together is so popular it's spawned a wait list and an after-school club. Now, dozens of schools are adopting the concept.

January 29, 2018
Preschool class

Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

Students with disabilities represent just 13 percent of the nation's preschoolers, but a new report finds they account for three-quarters of all suspensions and expulsions.

January 22, 2018

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State To Boost Resources, Oversight In Effort To Bolster Special Ed

After a scathing review from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas will hire more special education staff and provide services to students who were illegally denied resources in the past.

January 19, 2018

Special Ed Caps Were The Texas Legislature’s Idea, Educators Say

In the wake of a federal report finding Texas was failing kids with disabilities, educators say the state is to blame and that legislators first suggested cutting services to keep costs low.

January 16, 2018
Patricia and Paris King

College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

By law, universities can't require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college.

January 15, 2018

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Feds: Students With Disabilities Illegally Denied Special Education

Federal education officials say that for more than a decade Texas delayed and ultimately denied special education services to thousands of students with disabilities.

January 11, 2018

Are Schools Doing Enough To Prepare Students For Life After Special Ed?

Schools are legally obligated to create meaningful post-school plans for students with disabilities, but the experiences of many young people show how hard it is to get the process right.

January 9, 2018

Trump Special Ed Pick Earns Senate Approval

The federal government is getting a new top special education official.

January 2, 2018

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Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017

When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.

December 13, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.

December 11, 2017

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