February 2011 Archives

Q&A on Co-Teaching with CEC President Marilyn Friend: Part I

The Council for Exceptional Children president answers questions on the instructional practice.

And the Oscar goes to...

New findings discussed at a research symposium on stuttering in Washington in February suggest educators are just beginning to understand the interconnected causes of the condition.

Oregon Bill Seeks to Ban Most Use of Restraints, Seclusion

A bill that would ban school districts from restraining or secluding public schoolchildren in most cases and require training for school personnel who employ these practices is making its way through the Oregon legislature

Got a Problem With Vaccines? You Can't Sue the Manufacturer.

The court ruled Tuesday that a federal law preempts claims about design defect brought by those who want to be compensated for injuries caused by a vaccine's side effects.

Students With Disabilities Often Targeted by Bullies

Studies have found that children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be victims of bullying than their non-disabled peers

An Update on the Plans for Special Education Spending

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore the $557.7 million cut to special education state grants in the fiscal year 2011 spending bill they are considering -- but at a price.

More Details About Special Education Budget Proposals

President Obama's proposed increase for special education funding may be modest, but advocates may find it hard to complain as Republicans in the House of Representatives push for deep cuts.

Special Education Programs, Private Placements, Under Assault

Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.

Are Teachers in Training Good Enough for Special Ed.?

Groups advocating for children with disabilities are among those fuming over a Congressional move to reverse a court ruling preventing interns and teachers in training from being labeled highly qualified.

Autism on My Mind

There's lots of news in the autism world all the time, but especially lately.

Students with Disabilities Suspended Disproportionately in NYC, report says

During the last 10 years, students with disabilities have served nearly a third of suspensions handed out by New York City public schools, according to a report published late last month by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Student Safety Coalition.

Changes, But the Beat Goes On

On the bottom right hand side of the screen, you'll see a new and spiffy blogroll. My old list of "blogs I follow" had fallen into a sad compendium of broken links and websites that hadn't been updated in ages. Thanks to some recommendations from readers, I've made changes. I'd particularly like to draw attention to California Father, a special educator and father of a son with autism. He is kind enough to post comments here and his blog is a good read. (A disclaimer: inclusion in the blogroll does not mean I endorse all the views expressed in these ...

Agency Releases Free Resource on Restraint, Seclusion

The video offers alternatives in a format appropriate for educators, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

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