The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights and special education offices are teaming up for compliance reviews, more assistance to schools and districts, and better data collection on the extent of seclusion and restraint.
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The Berkeley, Calif. school district and the state of Ohio have said they will do more to provide services and to ensure students with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings.
The research team that has examined minority identification for special education has turned its attention to a new subject: suspension rates.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown more diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among kindergarten students who start school just before a Sept. 1 school enrollment cutoff date.
A school resource officer cuffed two elementary school students at the biceps after being called in to calm them during an emotional outburst.
Thousands of Texas children are believed to have been kept from special education services because of a now-prohibited special education enrollment target of 8.5 percent, which is well below the national average.
The Education Department has concerns with an Obama-era approach to addressing potential overrepresentation of minorities in special education, so it plans to tackle the issue itself.
Laurie VanderPloeg, a longtime special education administrator, will take over the office of special education programs starting in November.
Most states' plans Every Student Succeeds Act plans could do more to push rigorous goals and adequate supports for students with disabilities, according to an analysis from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.