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.
Ten private school choice programs across the country are designed just for students with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Education took back an offer it made to school districts last summer, an offer that would have allowed districts to cut special education spending and suffer fewer penalties than in the past.
For the first time, students who read Braille in Oregon can take the same adaptive tests in reading, math, science, and social science.
The estimates, based on 2008 data from 14 communities, range from 1 in 210 children in Alabama having ASD to 1 in 47 children in Utah. And autism spectrum disorders are about five times more common in boys than girls.
In 10 years, the ADHD diagnosis has risen 66 percent, researchers found, and over this time, more specialists, instead of primary-care physicians, have begun treating an increasing number of these young patients, researchers found.
District Judge Rebecca Nightingale agreed with the school districts who sued that the law violates a constitutional prohibition of public money being used directly or indirectly for any sectarian institution.