The potential cuts to special education "could translate into the layoffs of more than 10,000 teachers, aides, and other staff who provide essential instruction and other support to 6.6 million children with disabilities," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.
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Special education centers in Florida for students with severe disabilities are now graded on the same scale as other schools because of the accountability plan the state agreed upon to get a waiver from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.
The House version of the spending bill allows teachers in alternative certification programs to count as "highly qualified" as long as they are working toward certification and are part of a recognized program, for another two years.
The hearing concentrated on how schools and students have and can avoid using restraints and seclusion and address the behavior that may have triggered those techniques to be employed in the first place.
Researchers found that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives
The GAO wasn't impressed by the array of 45 programs attempting to improve employment for people with disabilities.
Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.