The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.
The rules about the use of these emergency interventions should apply to all students, not just those with disabilities, these techniques be used only for emergency or safety reasons, not as a behavior modification tool, an advisory group said.
The federal government is expected to cut the money from South Carolina's share of federal special education dollars on Oct. 1, a penalty for past cuts the state made to its own budget for working with students with disabilities.
School boards shouldn't have to provide services to students with disabilities at private schools who would get services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if they attended a public school, the National School Boards Association argues.
"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."
By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.
Denver On Wednesday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who oversees special education, answered questions via Twitter as part of the Council for Exceptional Children's annual convention. (Howdy from Denver!) Here's some of what they had to say: There were several questions about a recent letter discussing school districts' spending obligations on students with disabilities. "DOE recently reversed MOE guidance. This remains a concern for many districts - Can we expect further info from DOE on MOE [maintenance of effort]?" asked @CECAdvocacy. "Absolutely," Duncan tweeted back. "Focus on results w/ input from stakeholders over the ...
Two students with Asperger's—an autism spectrum disorder that can make it tough to interact in social sitatuations—are heavily featured in "Bully", the new education shock-you-mentary, opening in wide release on Friday.
An advocacy group says that as a result, the 5-year-old girl's overall mobility improvement has been stunted.
Georgia's 27-year-old Quality Basic Education Act may give schools a financial incentive to segregate students with disabilities.