The lawmaker was first elected in 1974, and has had a major impact on education policy.
The FBI was one of several federal agencies involved in an investigation into a vocational program that was found to be improperly isolating students with intellectual disabilities.
Blog readers this year were particularly interested in learning about common-core test accommodations and lesson plans, but they also turned their attention to classroom research.
Hillsborough County, Fla., which includes Tampa, was on outlier of high performance in a year that saw test scores remain much the same as they had when the tests were last administered in 2011.
Republican lawmakers John Kline, of Minnesota, and Todd Rokita, of Indiana, want to know why no states have attempted a paperwork-reduction pilot program that was authorized in the 2004 law.
Youths in county jail who are eligible for special education services must receive them from their "district of residence," the court found.
This list is a starting point for educators seeking examples of standards-based IEP goals tied to the Common Core State Standards, currently adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
Advocates say the bipartisan budget accord reached by congressional negotiators to roll back sequestration cuts is a good move, but want to keep the pressure on lawmakers.
A coalition of education groups has surveyed members who say class sizes are growing and professional development opportunities are decreasing due to fewer state, local, and federal dollars.
More students with disabilities than ever are taking the test, but their scores in reading and math have not changed substantially for more than 10 years.