Advocates pushing for a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 say that goal cannot be achieved without better performance by students with disabilities, as well as students from other groups.
The case revolves around a Michigan student with cerebral palsy who was told she could not bring her service dog to school under the terms of her individualized education program.
An Ohio teacher's alleged actions, "albeit misguided," could be pedagogically justified, according to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati.
The 26-year-old aide was filmed pinning the student to the ground and also striking him in the face. She was charged with felony child abuse.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton reached out to advocacy groups in formulating policy priorities around supporting children, youth and adults with autism. The proposal was released Tuesday.
Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.
Recent high-profile pieces in NPR, the Atlantic and Humans of New York outline the difficult side of teaching students with disabilities.
A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.
An investigation found that 83 percent of the city's elementary schools are not fully accessible to children with physical disabilities.
The proposed federal spending bill released Wednesday would provide more money for students with disabilities from infancy through age 21.