California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Mary Washer, an Oklahoma high school student with severe disabilities, was not able to use a particular accommodation to pass required state tests.
The main part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act would be funded at $11.6 billion under President Barack Obama's proposed budget, released today.
Federal policy has been focused on reducing the numbers of minorities enrolled in special education, but some research shows minority students are underenrolled in special programs.
Data from a soon-to-be published report on RTI implementation shows that some states don't have a framework for evaluating program effectiveness.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that 11 percent of school-age kids in the U.S.—and one in five boys in high school—have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD.
Programs that serve young children with disabilities should be part of any federal preschool expansion, according to a letter to the Obama administration from the Council for Exceptional Children.
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drew its numbers from a telephone survey of parents conducted in 2011 and 2012.
A system under consideration would provide more state funding for students with high-cost educational needs.