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January 31, 2019

How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)

Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services.

April 13, 2017

3 Tips for Supporting Students With Autism (Video)

Sesame Workshop has introduced Julia, a muppet with autism, to the world of Sesame Street. Watch as a clinical psychologist explains the top three ways teachers can support children like Julia in the classroom.

April 06, 2017

Can Cameras in Special Ed. Classrooms Prevent Student Abuse? (Video)

To help prevent students with disabilities from being abused at school, Texas now requires cameras in special education classrooms upon request. But is this the best solution?

May 16, 2016

Special Education Enrollment and Funding: A C-SPAN Discussion (Video)

Federal data show a recent uptick in the number of students enrolled in special education. That news, and what it means for schools, were topics of a CSPAN discussion with Education Week's Christina Samuels.

March 03, 2016

Los Angeles' Schools Struggle to Integrate Special Education Students (Video)

Our report on special education in Los Angeles looks at the district's current focus on inclusion. Is moving special needs students into neighborhood schools and classrooms a sign of progress, or a cause for concern?

February 25, 2016

The Legacy of One Student's Fight for Special Education Services (Video)

In 1996, the Chanda Smith Consent Decree and subsequent legal decisions ushered in sweeping special education reforms in Los Angeles schools. But who is Chanda Smith? Hear from the woman who prompted this monumental lawsuit.

February 24, 2016

A Look at One District's Response to a Special Education Lawsuit (Video)

The Los Angeles Unified School District has struggled for decades to provide adequate services for students with disabilities. What are they doing now to improve the educational experience for special needs students?




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