Betsy DeVos, the former chairman of the American Federation for Children and the Trump administration's pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, cleared her first hurdle Jan. 31 when the Senate education committee voted to send her nomination to the full Senate (but not without some drama!). The night before the committee's vote, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., released DeVos' responses to 139 questions relating to various aspects of educational policy. There was one question that offered DeVos' most substantive views on special education policy to date. But, as is common with special education, the topic is complex. During DeVos' nomination ...
January 2017 Archives
Special education policy is in the spotlight as disability advocates band together to oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.
Join me and teaching veteran Elizabeth L. Stein for a lively discussion of tips for a successful co-teaching partnership.
In a Jan. 24 letter to Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos said she is committed to enforcing all federal laws and protecting the rights of students with disabilities.
The nominee for education secretary appeared to stumble during her confirmation hearing as senators pushed on whether she would adhere to the protections of special education law and policy.
Many observers sensed the justices seemed willing to consider a higher standard for the benefit that must be conferred to a student under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The livestreamed attack on a man with mental disabilities in Chicago has raised attention to the problem of bullying in this uniquely vulnerable population.
Jan. 6 is the last day to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Education about their experiences with Texas' special education identification processes.