Spending for four programs--special education, Title I, teacher quality, and career and technical education--for the current school year was cut, presumably well after most states and school districts had spending plans for the year in place.

Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.

"When a student with a disability takes a different assessment than a student without a disability, there is no way to compare their performance, no way to accurately measure achievement gaps and no way to know how well they have grasped the grade-level content."

The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.

Researchers question whether the conclusions of a Fordham Institute report about the plight of high-achieving students was cause for alarm, and one group offers a solution to the problem: reinforcing students' math and reading skills when they are young.

A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

After the mother of a South Carolina student with Asperger syndrome kept him from taking the state's annual exams last school year, his charter school said he can no longer be a student at their school.

Some fear the proposed bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, would, if passed, undo years of progress regarding students with disabilities.

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.

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