The evaluation system used in previous years focused on compliance, but not as much on how well students were learning, said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
The U.S. Department of Education says fewer states are "meeting requirements" for students with disabilities as the department shifts to evaluating states on how well those students are being educated.
Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.
ProPublica used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights to examine rates of restraint and seclusion nationwide.
Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.
The new name removes the stigma attached to the word "combating," according to advocates with the disorder.
Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.
Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.
After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.
A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.