Physical education classes should use equipment that all students, including those with disabilities, can use. And students with disabilities should participate in team sports for an invaluable, irreplaceable learning experience, new guidance from the U.S. Education Department says.
To reform its special education program, Detroit boosted the number of students spending at least 80 percent of their school day in general education settings from about 28 percent in 2006 to 38 percent last school year.
How should students with disabilities be tested? Or should they be? These are questions with many answers: It depends on whom you ask.
The month of October is bullying prevention month, and some organizations are putting a special emphasis on preventing bullying of students with disabilities.
Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.
The Los Angeles Unified School District pledges to be more inclusive of students with disabilities at its magnet schools.
A new scholarship program for children with disabilities in Arizona has been challenged by the state's teachers' union and school boards association.
The existing shortage of special education faculty may grow worse, which will in turn effect the supply of special education teachers.
While many wanted a departure from NCLB, some unknowns remain about what states will do with their new-found flexibility when it comes to students with disabilities.
New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education about school districts' special education spending has some worried about the weakening of the once-solid armor protecting these budgets.