Johnny W. Collett, nominated to lead the office for civil rights and rehabilitative services, was asked about several hot-button issues during his confirmation hearing, but kept his answers general.
New Jersey used an incorrect method to calculate Medicaid reimbursements for services provided to students with disabilities, according to a federal audit, but the state disputes that claim.
Johnny Collett, the Trump administration's pick for assistant secretary for the office of special education and rehabilitative services, has been getting a warm reception so far from disability advocates.
Benetech, a Palo Alto, Calif. based software company, is embarking on is third 5-year award with the U.S. Department of Education to create books for students with print disabilities.
About 14,000 more students in the state are enrolled in special education, after the state lifted what it called a "benchmark" enrollment figure of 8.5 percent.
A federal audit found that Arizona wrongly distributed some federal special education funds, and the state wants districts that received more money than they should have to be held harmless.
A researcher finds teachers in classrooms with high numbers of students with disabilities spend less time on teaching, but the analysis also offers a more complex view of teacher behavior.
A study finds that children in states where private insurers must pay for autism treatment access services at a greater rate, and at a larger cost, than children in states not subject to such mandates.
The Education Department plans to seek public comment on putting off a rule that would require more school districts to use federal dollars to address minority bias in special education, Politico reports.
The uproar prompted by the Education Department's clearing out of old regulations demonstrates the mistrust disability advocates have for the Education Department.