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A heavy federal focus on compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act hasn't made much of a difference where it counts: students' test scores and dropout rates, among other measures.


For the first time, children who cannot speak or who have speech impairments and use the text-to-speech app Proloquo2Go will sound a little more like themselves, thanks to months of work recording real children speaking.


The potential cuts to special education "could translate into the layoffs of more than 10,000 teachers, aides, and other staff who provide essential instruction and other support to 6.6 million children with disabilities," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.


Reading Mastery is used in all 50 states and internationally, and Reading Mastery Signature is used in more than 6,500 schools across the country.


Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.


Special education centers in Florida for students with severe disabilities are now graded on the same scale as other schools because of the accountability plan the state agreed upon to get a waiver from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.


The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.


The House version of the spending bill allows teachers in alternative certification programs to count as "highly qualified" as long as they are working toward certification and are part of a recognized program, for another two years.


The hearing concentrated on how schools and students have and can avoid using restraints and seclusion and address the behavior that may have triggered those techniques to be employed in the first place.


Researchers found that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives


The GAO wasn't impressed by the array of 45 programs attempting to improve employment for people with disabilities.


Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.


A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.


The state legislature passed a bill that would require districts to consider students' home environment when deciding on a private school, in addition to students' academic needs.


A new collaboration between Microsoft and Dell showcases both companies' products and the features they offer that are intended to enhance the experience of students with disabilities.


One district is turning to online courses to keep its gifted students challenged and engaged.


Unified Sports teams aren't guaranteed to succeed: Mixing students with intellectual disabilities with their classmates may not work at every school. But some schools have been pleasantly surprised when they did.


When students with disabilities move to the workplace as part of their education, school districts must consider whether those settings are segregated and if these students could thrive in a more inclusive setting with the right supports.


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