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Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven central Ohio school districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.


The "massive open online course," or MOOC, was created through a partnership with North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the Geneva-based Oak Foundation.


Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.


A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.


Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.


Allowing an unlimited number of students with disabilities to take alternate tests will place them in a lower academic track, argues the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.


Sara Wolff, who advocated on behalf of a newly-signed bill that allows people with disabilities to save money without risking federal benefits, was invited by Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.


Individualized education program teams have the authority to create alternate grade progression and graduation standards for some students with disabilities, but the policy is proving challenging to enact.


Private providers that offer special education services to preschool students are being scrutinized for potential fraud by the state's comptroller.


Annual testing has been able to help pinpoint how students with disabilities are actually performing in school, say groups opposed to removing the requirement from federal law.


Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.


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