Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and president-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, singled out the special education law as contributing to a decline in classroom discipline.
Individual states allow education teams to change the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, leading to students graduating with a less rigorous program of study.
Research that find black students are overenrolled in special education are not adjusting for factors other than race that could result in the appearance of overrepresentation, says a new synthesis.
In a questionnaire prepared by disability advocacy groups, the Trump campaign stressed the federal government's limited role in local education.
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.
A study from the Center for Autism Research finds autistic children may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, partly because a common ADHD screening tool may mistake autism-related social impairments for inattention.
At 2 p.m., Nov. 3, Education Week is hosting a web chat with a Georgia school district administrator on how he helped his district implement a multitiered system of supports.
A Greenville, Miss. teacher was fired and a superintendent placed on administrative leave after a video of a student being dragged by her hair surfaced on social media.
The graduation rate among students with disabilities reached 64.6 percent in the 2014-15 school year, the highest since the Education Department started requiring states to use the same measure.
The U.S. Department of Education's grants will pay for a comprehensive literacy center based in Oregon, as well as workforce demonstration projects in five states.