In an exclusive interview with Education Week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that Congress has not funded the special education law at the level it committed to back when the legislation passed.
Black and Hispanic students otherwise similar to white students in reading are underenrolled in special education, says a study that runs counter to accepted wisdom and federal policy.
A new law creates a streamlined path for instructional aides, who already have deep experience working with students with disabilities, to gain teaching credentials.
Black and Hispanic children are not receiving speech and language therapy at the same rate as similar white peers, which could set them up for academic problems later on, says new research.
The city's school district is accused of shirking its responsibility to provide necessary therapy to students by requiring some parents to find providers on their own.
Two education groups are encouraging teacher-preparation programs to build in "high-leverage practice" that will ultimately help the academic achievement of students with disabilities.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said a recent U.S. Supreme Court case offers an example of why parents of students with disabilities need school choice options.
The U.S. secretary of education is scheduled to address a conference sponsored by the office of special education programs, where experts discuss federal topics related to students with disabilities.
Members of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Administrators of Special Education want Congress to preserve Medicaid and allocate more money for special education and gifted education.
The program will be an option for 100 students with complex behavioral needs, with the goal of reducing private school placements.