The federal office of special education and rehabilitative services doesn't have a new chief, and advocates say they're worried about special education being on the backburner.
States have several educational choice programs aimed at students with disabilities. But are those programs working well for families? We'd like to hear from you.
After several days, the Education Department-hosted website that includes the Individuals with Disabilities Act is back up and running, and a better website is on the way, promised Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
The extra scrutiny comes after a newspaper investigation found some districts had suppressed the number of students identified for special education in order to meet a state benchmark.
Jane M. Quenneville, the principal of a public school for students with severe disabilities, shared her concerns about teacher shortages and segregation of special education students.
Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democratic senators from Washington, want to know why the centralized website for the IDEA and related resources has been down for several days.
The U.S. Department of Education's website that hosts the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its regulations has been down for several days, but there are other places to access the text of the law.
Betsy DeVos, the former chairman of the American Federation for Children and the Trump administration's pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, cleared her first hurdle Jan. 31 when the Senate education committee voted to send her nomination to the full Senate (but not without some drama!). The night before the committee's vote, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., released DeVos' responses to 139 questions relating to various aspects of educational policy. There was one question that offered DeVos' most substantive views on special education policy to date. But, as is common with special education, the topic is complex. During DeVos' nomination ...
Special education policy is in the spotlight as disability advocates band together to oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.
Join me and teaching veteran Elizabeth L. Stein for a lively discussion of tips for a successful co-teaching partnership.