Justice Department Weighs in on Kentucky Restraint Case

A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.

Young Adults With Disabilities: Moving from 'Struggler' to 'Navigator'

A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.

Seattle Settles Lawsuit Over Ed-Tech Accessibility

The National Federation of the Blind, a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit, says the agreement to make the Seattle district's online materials accessible is a "model for the nation."

Chicago Plans New Round of Special Education Staff Cuts

The proposed staff reduction will cut about 70 teachers and aides, and has some principals worried that they won't be able to provide adequate services for their special education students.

Donald Trump, Vaccines, Autism and Political Theater

Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.

Inclusive Preschools Focus of New Federal Guidance

States and early-education providers should adopt policies making it easier for preschoolers with disabilities to enroll in inclusive classrooms, says guidance from two federal departments.

States Vary in Proportion of Students With Disability-Related '504' Plans

The recent Civil Rights Data Collection by the Education Department offers greater insight into this student population, who have disabilities but are not covered under the IDEA.

ADHD Evaluations Driven Mainly by Parents, Not Educators, Says CDC Report

About two-thirds of the time, parents are the first ones to have the initial concern that a child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a CDC household survey.

Rep. John Kline to Retire; Lawmaker Supported Increased IDEA Funding

Kline, a Republican from Minnesota, has been the top Republican on the House Education Committee since 2009.

Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

New York City schools postponed action on an Amazon contract for creating an online storefront where educators will buy e-books, after the National Federation of the Blind raised questions about it.

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