The federal government currently pays less than 20 percent of the excess costs of educating a student covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


The most recent release of data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights shows broad disparities in restraint, seclusion and suspensions for students covered by IDEA.


The Education Department's office for civil rights said that the district needed to make courses fully accessible for the 9,000 students enrolled in online schools.


The U.S. Department of Education plans to be more flexible in assisting states, said Michael Yudin, a department official, at a meeting of state education board members.


Two literacy experts discussed techniques for teaching literacy in the era of the Common Core State Standards, something that many teachers say they don't feel prepared to do.


The newspaper offers a detailed account of the lives of men with intellectual disabilities who worked for decades at a turkey-processing plant, earning less than $100 a month.


Some advocates say the administration is not paying enough attention to programs aimed at preschool-aged children with disabilities.


While few districts overall use these techniques to manage student behavior, they are most likely to be used on students with disabilities, the researchers said.


The common-core assessment consortium plans to work closely with the advocacy organization to create accessible field tests for blind students.


The findings come through a study of more than 64,000 Danish children, many of whom had mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.


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