The need for materials, training, guidance from district administrators, and access to staff with expertise in serving students with disabilities is especially acute in schools that serve primarily black and Latino students, a new survey finds.
"Pretending your child doesn't have it or saying, 'Yeah, they might have it, but I don't want them to take medication,'" is not the best approach, one school nurse told Education Week.
Delaware is among three states using federal grants to develop school and district leaders who understand the complexities of special education.
To their detriment, teacher preparation programs 'do not center students with disabilities in their curriculum,' a new report from the Center for American Progress concludes.
For decades, special education advocates have urged the federal government to "fully fund" the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Here are some examples 'ripped from the headlines' of how the funding gap is affecting school districts.
The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
A new guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org offers advice on how school leaders can best serve students with disabilities and support special education teachers.
The answer is yes, especially for students who enter special education before middle school, find the authors of a recent report.
When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.
Identifying and supporting students who are eligible for English-language acquisition and special education support can leave teachers feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. A new policy paper offers support.