The U.S. Government Accountability Office's report notes that many due process hearings take longer than 45 days to resolve, because of extensions granted by hearing officers.
A 2010 attack on a middle school student is back in the news after the U.S. Justice Department filed a brief in support of her family's lawsuit against school administrators.
More than 700 educators and support members were prepared to walk out after working without a contract for more than a year.
Nationwide, about 100 charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently, have made a concerted effort to lure students with disabilities to specialty programs.
The Staten Island Advance reports that students in Catholic schools are not receiving the services they are entitled to as part of their individualized education programs.
Several black families had sued the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, saying it intentionally discriminated against black students in assigning them to special education classes.
The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.
Public health experts are suggesting that for some low-income families, the Supplemental Security Income program is replacing the cash benefits that were cut by 90s-era welfare reform efforts.
The district's special education leader has been placed on paid leave, exacerbating leadership and communication problems in the school system, which serves about 7,000 students with disabilities.
The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.