In some school districts, high-quality prekindergarten programs kept some students out of special education when they started kindergarten, saving money districts would have spent on intensive, expensive services required for kids who hadn't been in the same pre-K programs.
Should a Compton, Calif. mother be allowed to file a negligence claim against a school district for failing to identify her daughter's disabilities?
A bill introduced in Congress would expand the focus of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or No Child Left Behind, to put a spotlight on gifted and high-ability students.
One way or another, Illinois will get involved in East St. Louis School District 189, which has had a number of problems providing an appropriate education to its special education students.
A new Arizona law would pay for private tuition, homeschooling, online courses, and college tuition, among other things, for students with disabilities.
Two more states were granted permission to cut special education spending and not be penalized by the U.S. Department of Education, but one was told no.
The long-time special education advocate, a source on several stories, recently died.
A bill governing the use of restraints and seclusion that passed the U.S. House with bipartisan support last year, but was never voted on in the Senate, has been given new life.
Will the battle for special education services, when, where, and how much, ever come to an end?
Some of the new faces at the Department of Education are DC public school students with developmental disabilities.