Two separate grant applications will provide money to help parent centers and to assist states in IDEA data collection.
The longrunning concern about too few special education teachers is vividly illustrated in a recent article that outlines one state's challenges.
The state is considering doing away with rules that limit the number of students in special education that can be in a general education classroom.
The Stop Hurting Kids campaign, a coalition of more than 20 advocacy groups, will premiere a documentary that talks about restraint and seclusion from the perspective of youth and their families.
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., says the federal government has not come close to meeting the 40 percent of special education spending that it is authorized to pay for.
Using data collected for IDEA, researchers have found that minority students in special education are less likely to be identified as having autism, which has implications for early identification services.
The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled data from several sources for this first-ever snapshot of children's mental health.
Seventeen states do not meet the nationwide average of students with learning disabilities leaving high school with a regular diploma, a report finds.
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.