A newspaper account details a Virginia couple's fight to be reimbursed for tutoring from their public school district.

The beginning of the school year is always a time to reconnect with old friends, and get to know new people. Allow me to do that here. My name is Lisa Fine, and I'll be writing about special education and gifted education for this blog while Christina Samuels spends this academic year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at University of Michigan. I'll also be writing stories about these topics for Education Week. This is a return to the subject for me. I covered special education and gifted education for Education Week from 2000 to 2004. I've missed our readers and my ...

I will be a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for the new school year.

Better Education Department coordination could improve the training of teachers of special populations, according to a new report from a Congressional watchdog agency.

Researchers drew their conclusion through an analysis of data on a voucher program in Florida.

At the annual leadership conference sponsored by the office of special education programs, Duncan is challenged to "think differently."

How would you fix special education to make it better?

The ACLU and Human Rights Watch expand on a report on corporal punishment written last year.

The 88-year-old founder of the Special Olympics died today in Hyannis, Mass. Patricia Bauer has compiled several news articles on Shriver's life at her own blog, Disability News. The Special Olympics has put together its own tribute page as well. Shriver's speech at the 1987 Special Olympics World Games is being quoted and re-quoted today as a part of her legacy. And it belongs on this blog too, because it speaks to the very reason "special education" exists—not as a gift, but an entitlement: The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to ...

The state does not require specialized training for teachers of the gifted, prompting some to say that students' needs are not being properly met.

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