Nationwide, about 100 charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently, have made a concerted effort to lure students with disabilities to specialty programs.
The Staten Island Advance reports that students in Catholic schools are not receiving the services they are entitled to as part of their individualized education programs.
Several black families had sued the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, saying it intentionally discriminated against black students in assigning them to special education classes.
The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.
Public health experts are suggesting that for some low-income families, the Supplemental Security Income program is replacing the cash benefits that were cut by 90s-era welfare reform efforts.
The district's special education leader has been placed on paid leave, exacerbating leadership and communication problems in the school system, which serves about 7,000 students with disabilities.
The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.
New York State and the New York City school district tightened up Medicaid reimbursement rules in the wake of a record-setting settlement in 2009, but now the city is missing out on money it deserves, according to the city comptroller.
About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
A new study found that parent-reported childhood disabilities increased from 2001 to 2011, particularly among upper-income parents.