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.
A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.
The state legislature passed a bill that would require districts to consider students' home environment when deciding on a private school, in addition to students' academic needs.
A new collaboration between Microsoft and Dell showcases both companies' products and the features they offer that are intended to enhance the experience of students with disabilities.
One district is turning to online courses to keep its gifted students challenged and engaged.