The "maintenance of effort" provisions built into the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are hampering innovation, says the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
A report finds that a relatively small group of states and jurisdictions are responsible for most of the legal actions under federal special education law, and the authors suggest that reforms be focused on those areas.
The Education Department grant program will help school districts in 11 states tackle diversity in gifted education programs.
A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.
A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.
The National Federation of the Blind, a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit, says the agreement to make the Seattle district's online materials accessible is a "model for the nation."
The proposed staff reduction will cut about 70 teachers and aides, and has some principals worried that they won't be able to provide adequate services for their special education students.
Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.
States and early-education providers should adopt policies making it easier for preschoolers with disabilities to enroll in inclusive classrooms, says guidance from two federal departments.
The recent Civil Rights Data Collection by the Education Department offers greater insight into this student population, who have disabilities but are not covered under the IDEA.