Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.


Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.


Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Supporting Communications Needs of Students

Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.


Tracking the Origins of Persistent Math Difficulties in Young Children

Some factors associated with math difficulties can be seen in children as young as 2 years old, according to recent research.


Smarter Balanced Reports Student Views on Field-Test Accommodations

A report from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium suggests that built-in test accommodations are easy to use, but that more students need to become familiar with them.


Maryland Parents Seeking Legislation to Shift IEP 'Burden of Proof'

A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision placed the burden of proof in individualized education program disputes with the party that's bringing the complaint--usually the parents.


Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.


Report Explores 'Pipeline to Prison' for Students With Disabilities

Students with behavioral disabilities often end up in the juvenile justice system after acting out at school; that referral can be the start of a downhill slide for many.


Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities

The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies


Teacher Complaints Follow N.Y.C. Special Education Overhaul

New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.


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