The spending disparities among schools in the same district are often driven by the cost of educating students with disabilities, not by district policies, argues Bruce Baker, a expert in school finance.
New research presented at Gallaudet University's first "knowledge festival" highlights new avenues to support literacy for students with hearing loss.
More than 1,000 students with disabilities are enrolled in the city's elite public high schools, which represents a near-doubling of enrollment numbers from four years ago.
Behavior therapy, not medicine, is the recommended first step for children ages 2-5 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but three-quarters are taking ADHD medication.
Students with disabilities are not getting the kind of instruction that would enable them to perform better on assessments, according to two groups that promote improved academic performance for this student group.
The gap in scores between students with and without disabilities on the National Assessment of Educational Progress is not narrowing.
The number of special education students has risen after several years of decline, but what this may mean for states and districts is still conjecture.
Two years after an expert panel recommended the action, the FDA has proposed a complete ban on the use of aversive devices that deliver an electric shock to ward off aversive behaviors.
After hours of conversation, the committee agreed on policies that states must follow when it comes to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.
States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.