Back in June, I blogged about a new special education voucher program in Oklahoma that will pay tuition costs for students with disabilities to attend private schools, starting this year. Now, two Tulsa-area school districts have said that they will not comply with the law, saying that it is an unconstitutional diversion of public funds to religious institutions. Rep. Jason Nelson, a Republican in the Oklahoma House of Representatives who sponsored the bill, is irate, calling the move of the two school districts "grotesquely irresponsible." Broken Arrow and Jenks are the districts saying no to the new law. Probably not ...
The public says its familiar with learning disabilities, but those who participated in a recent poll have some misperceptions about the processing disorder, says the foundation that commissioned the survey.
Several federal initiatives will address employment, eduction and teacher training.
An organization leading a group that will create new Common Core tests says students with severe cognitive disabilities can be tested on academic standards.
The Colorado Department of Education-produced document offers a thorough introduction to the topic.
A judge concurred that a California womans' son was being denied his right to a free, public education.
A special education advocacy group is looking for outstanding students with disabilities.
"Rosa's Law" would remove the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities."
These federally-funded centers are available to parents of children with disabilities.
I'm looking for a few good education policy bloggers.