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.


Nevada Donor Gives $12.9 Million Gift for Special Education Teacher Training

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.


Special Education Staffing Change in New York District Drains Contingency Fund

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.


Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

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.


D.C. Council Approves Bills to Improve Special Education

The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.


Ohio Releases Statistics on Use of Restraint and Seclusion

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.


Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

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.


Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

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.


Creating Common-Core-Aligned IEPs Still a Challenge for Many Teachers

In a Oct. 1 Twitter chat, teachers shared their thoughts on their work with the common core and special education students


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