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June 09, 2016

Parents of Students With Disabilities Choose Vouchers That Rarely Cover Costs

A new study found that vouchers programs rarely cover full tuition and sometimes force families to give up rights under IDEA, but parents see their benefits anyway.

May 13, 2016

N.Y. Program Reaches Out to English-Learner, Special Education Parents

A nonprofit organization and the New York City Department of Education are collaborating on a new effort to reach parents in schools with low participation.

February 25, 2016

California Parents Object to Pending Release of Private Student Data

A federal judge recently ordered that 10 million student records, including private information, be released to plaintiffs in a special education lawsuit.

July 14, 2015

Wisconsin Students with Disabilities Have New Voucher Option

The Wisconsin special needs vouchers will be for students with disabilities who were denied an opportunity to transfer to another district under the state's open-enrollment policy.

June 19, 2015

Washington State's First Charter School Receives Second Chance

Despite declining enrollment and unstable leadership, Washington state's first charter school has another year to prove that it can provide a sound education for children.

March 20, 2015

Complex Special Education Language Confounds Parents

A recent study found that special education language has gotten harder to understand, leaving many parents in the dark.

January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

December 24, 2014

Advocacy Group for Parents of Black Children With Disabilities Cuts Services

The Columbus, Ohio-based National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Differences faced perennial problems with funding, said founder and president Nancy Tidwell.

April 04, 2014

Mississippi Special Education Voucher Bill Fails to Pass House, Parents Upset

Mississippi parents of special needs children fail to convince lawmakers to support a bill that would have provided them with private school vouchers.

February 27, 2014

Mississippi Parents Push Lawmakers to Support Special Education Vouchers

A proposed Mississippi law would give special education vouchers to parents wanting to pull their special needs children out of public school.

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