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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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?