Daily report cards are lists of target behaviors and behavior goals aligned with a student's education plan. Teachers in the study used them to provide students with constant feedback, and they were sent home to parents every day. Parents had to reward or punish students based on the results of the daily report card.
A nonprofit law firm argues that the state law creating the vouchers doesn't violate the Oklahoma constitution's prohibition on using taxpayer money to support religious efforts.
The state filed a motion for a stay in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to put off the penalty, in part to continue fighting the U.S. Department of Education over whether it should have been levied at all. South Carolina also worries about the financial repercussions
The next question, one advocate says, is once they get in, how are they doing?
Advocates want to ensure civil-rights protections for children whose parents choose medical treatments with serious consequences.
The Senate Appropriations Committee affirmed a federal edict that school districts maintain how much they spend on special education from year to year.
The National Center on Learning Disabilities, which is urging calls to senators to ensure a provision about an alternate path to being considered a highly qualified teachers is killed, notes that students with disabilities, English-language learners, poor students, and students of color are the ones most likely to be taught by uncertified teachers.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to increase spending for young and school-age children with disabilities, but it remains to be seen whether the increases will stick in the long run.
Last year, Congress cut the budget for the National Center for Special Education Research by about 30 percent. Now advocates and researchers are fighting an uphill battle to get that funding restored and keep the progress made in educating students with disabilities moving forward.
Results of a new survey by the Council for Exceptional Children show that special education directors still dealing with the effects of the economic downturn are almost universally concerned about the 8 percent budget cut the federal action—or inaction depending on how you look at it—will trigger.