Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

New York City schools postponed action on an Amazon contract for creating an online storefront where educators will buy e-books, after the National Federation of the Blind raised questions about it.


Education Department Alters Testing Requirement for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has taken a politically symbolic step: It's officially said that states can offer alternate assessments only to the 1 percent of students who have severe cognitive disabilities.


Co-Teaching for Rookies: Classroom Organization and Managing Details

Teachers offer their advice on how to organize a classroom and divide work in order to make a co-teaching relationship work well.


Co-Teaching for Rookies: Building Trust and Looking at the Big Picture

Special educators wrote to Education Week with their advice on what it takes to make a co-teaching partnership successful.


Kentucky Officer in Handcuffing Incident Complied With School Policy, District Says

An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.


Are You Co-Teaching? Offer Your Advice to a Rookie

I'm searching for tips from co-teachers about how to make a co-teaching partnership work from day one, and I want to hear from you!


Kentucky Restraint Lawsuit Focuses Attention on School Resource Officers

Kentucky recently adopted a policy that prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion by school resource officers, but includes a loophole for "lawful exercise of law enforcement duties."


Handcuffing of Students In Kentucky District Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

A school resource officer in a suburb of Cincinnati is accused of violating the rights of two elementary school students with disabilities by handcuffing them.


Autism Treatment Should Include All Needed Therapies, Says Ed. Dept.

School districts must evaluate children with autism to see if they need speech and language, occupational, or other therapies, in addition to behavior-focused treatments.


Providers of Special Education, Dropout Prevention Services Merge

Catapult Learning, which offers professional development and remediation services, merged with Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates alternative school programs.


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