New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.
The gift comes from the estate of Clarine "Kitty" Rodman, a construction firm partner and a community philanthropist, who had a long-running interest in disability issues.
Rochester, N.Y., ended up employing more special education teachers than it had originally budgeted for when fewer students than expected were placed in a less-intensive educational model.
The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.
The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.
Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.
The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.
In a Oct. 1 Twitter chat, teachers shared their thoughts on their work with the common core and special education students
The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.