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.
The East St. Louis district is in trouble because of a long history of failing to provide the expected special education services.
Parents of special needs students who successfully sue their school districts over Individual Education Programs could be reimbursed for fees paid to expert witnesses, under two bills introduced in Congress.
Special education spending falters as states and districts continue to wrestle with slimmer budgets.