President Obama's proposed increase for special education funding may be modest, but advocates may find it hard to complain as Republicans in the House of Representatives push for deep cuts.

Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.

Groups advocating for children with disabilities are among those fuming over a Congressional move to reverse a court ruling preventing interns and teachers in training from being labeled highly qualified.

There's lots of news in the autism world all the time, but especially lately.

During the last 10 years, students with disabilities have served nearly a third of suspensions handed out by New York City public schools, according to a report published late last month by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Student Safety Coalition.

On the bottom right hand side of the screen, you'll see a new and spiffy blogroll. My old list of "blogs I follow" had fallen into a sad compendium of broken links and websites that hadn't been updated in ages. Thanks to some recommendations from readers, I've made changes. I'd particularly like to draw attention to California Father, a special educator and father of a son with autism. He is kind enough to post comments here and his blog is a good read. (A disclaimer: inclusion in the blogroll does not mean I endorse all the views expressed in these ...

The video offers alternatives in a format appropriate for educators, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

The educational framework can be part of a comprehensive evaluation of students, but cannot be the entire process, according to a recently released memo.

After two decades of decline, special education court cases are showing an upswing.

Chancellor Cathleen P. Black said that the plans will be pushed back a year to allow the district to "scale up" reforms already being piloted in some schools.

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