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.

The suit could mark the beginning of a new tactic for due process disputes.

Could an international agreement affect special education law?

The Education Secretary has asked states to review their regulations on this issue.

The federal government recently released a fact sheet on student experiences based on a long-running study.

Why don't top-notch education programs spread on their own? A federally funded center is trying to help states nurture good programs and promote their growth.

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