October 2010 Archives

This website offers several training models for special education teachers.

Special education is everywhere: the defense bill schedule to be taken up by the lame-duck Congress includes a voucher provision for military families

Some forms of bullying could also be civil rights violations, according to the Education Department's office of civil rights.

Michigan plans to withhold $5 million from the beleaguered district because of a special education system in shambles.

The Department of Education is seeking personal stories as part of a 35th anniversary commemoration event.

Schools are starting to experiment with ways to introduce the latest crop of e-readers into their classrooms.

Five states have said that reduced revenue is forcing them to cut state special education spending for one year.

The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent and At-Risk has a number of resources for educators who work regularly with students who may have emotional or behavioral disabilities.

Four districts have now said they will not comply with the state's new special education voucher law.

"All children deserve the opportunity to get the most out of their educational experience, and that includes after-school activities," state Education Commissioner Alice Seagren said.

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a much higher risk of reading disabilities than girls without the attention disorder, according to a new study.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Back in June, I blogged about a new special education voucher program in Oklahoma that will pay tuition costs for students with disabilities to attend private schools, starting this year. Now, two Tulsa-area school districts have said that they will not comply with the law, saying that it is an unconstitutional diversion of public funds to religious institutions. Rep. Jason Nelson, a Republican in the Oklahoma House of Representatives who sponsored the bill, is irate, calling the move of the two school districts "grotesquely irresponsible." Broken Arrow and Jenks are the districts saying no to the new law. Probably not ...

The public says its familiar with learning disabilities, but those who participated in a recent poll have some misperceptions about the processing disorder, says the foundation that commissioned the survey.

Several federal initiatives will address employment, eduction and teacher training.

An organization leading a group that will create new Common Core tests says students with severe cognitive disabilities can be tested on academic standards.

The Colorado Department of Education-produced document offers a thorough introduction to the topic.

A judge concurred that a California womans' son was being denied his right to a free, public education.

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