The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue new set of guidelines on their view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.
Students who use the choice option to attend private schools would have to participate in state standardized testing, and states getting federal money for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities will have to create open-enrollment plans.
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.