Although more students with disabilities than ever are included in state testing programs, giving these students high quality assessments in the future, tests that measure how adept they are at mastering the Common Core State Standards seem to have an endless number of hurdles to overcome before students face them in the 2014-15 school year.
Among the presidential hopeful's education proposals is one regarding expanding school choice options for low-income students and students with disabilities.
Parents of children with autism say they don't put their faith in the people on the front lines of treating and caring for their children's health.
Children of active duty military, those attending D-graded schools, and children adopted from the foster care system will now qualify for Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.
Among 15 principles developed by the agency, one says that policies restricting restraint and seclusion of students should apply to all students, not just students with disabilities.
Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.
The founders, one a Republican and one Democrat, are both parents of children with dyslexia.
Former employee Greg Miller has created an online petition to push for an end to the practice, which has been challenged in court but remains legal.
Unprecedented numbers of American children are being identified with special medical and educational needs, and over the past several decades, the types of predominant childhood disabilities have shifted from physical disorders to mental health disorders, according to the latest edition of the Future of Children, a publication from the Brookings Institution and Princeton University. The new report says that ADHD is about three times more likely than asthma to contribute to reported childhood disability. Why does this shift matter? The authors said research shows that on average, mental health disorders in childhood have larger effects than childhood physical health problems ...
In a recent review, the What Works Clearinghouse found that something called milieu teaching appears to have no discernible effects on prepping young children for school, and more research is needed about play-based interventions.