The educational framework can be part of a comprehensive evaluation of students, but cannot be the entire process, according to a recently released memo.
January 2011 Archives
After two decades of decline, special education court cases are showing an upswing.
Chancellor Cathleen P. Black said that the plans will be pushed back a year to allow the district to "scale up" reforms already being piloted in some schools.
A voucher provision for military families is gone, but a new White House focus on the unique needs of the military may draw attention to children with disabilities in military families.
Special education advocates will have to be part of a conversation on educational efficiencies.
Requiring the state department of education to handle applications and process the funds may end the stand-off, school leaders say.
Demographics, funding levels and federal evaluations are included in the two-page documents on each state.
Lower Merion, a district in a suburb of Philadelphia, is accused of systematically tracking black students into special education classes.