The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights will monitor the Schenectady, N.Y., school district to ensure it does not over-identify minorities for special education services.

A recent special report from Education Week explores the common core from the perspective of students with specific educational needs.

Variability in state policy makes it difficult to compare states to one another, according to a report from the Institute of Education Sciences.

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work with lawmakers and charter authorizers to improve access to charter schools for students with disabilities.

A $250,000 grant will help the Perkins School for the Blind create resources tied to the math and English/language arts standards adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

The government closure comes at a bad time for 40 students placed in government offices as part of a transition program that exposes them to the workplace.

Marcus Winters, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, says that charters are less likely to identify students as needing special education, and more likely to move students out of special programs.

The proposed rules relate to mandates within the special education law on how much states and districts must spend on special services each year.

Among the grants is more than $20 million that used to provide technical assistance to parent centers and states.

'Best Kept Secret' explores the postsecondary options available for six youth with severe autism in Newark, N.J.

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