A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision placed the burden of proof in individualized education program disputes with the party that's bringing the complaint--usually the parents.
In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.
Students with behavioral disabilities often end up in the juvenile justice system after acting out at school; that referral can be the start of a downhill slide for many.
The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies
New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.
The gift comes from the estate of Clarine "Kitty" Rodman, a construction firm partner and a community philanthropist, who had a long-running interest in disability issues.
Rochester, N.Y., ended up employing more special education teachers than it had originally budgeted for when fewer students than expected were placed in a less-intensive educational model.
The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.
The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.
Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.