Tacoma, Wash., is among a growing number of districts seeking qualitative feedback on their special education programs from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative.
The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.
The U.S. Department of Education has put together a chart on reductions to special education funding it says that would be necessary under automatic spending cuts set to go into effect today.
Having all children reading on grade level by third grade must include students with disabilities such as dyslexia, say organization leaders.
The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.
Despite lobbying efforts, autism therapy coverage will now depend on state law.
Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $21 million over two years on a program that would help families of children with disabilities to pay for private school.
Community living for people with physical and intellectual disabilities is among the areas of investigation proposed by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Districts will no longer have to ask for parental consent each time they seek reimbursement for therapy services they provide.
PARCC, one of two groups developing common core tests, wants feedback on the proposed policies for use of scribes and word-prediction software.