Three new documents describe the responsibilities of all schools, including charters, in following Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Extended testing time or frequent breaks did not appear to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better on a standardized test, a new study found.
In Education Week's newest report on response to intervention, we explore how the educational process has matured since its introduction in federal law more than a decade ago.
Many more school districts will be required to use special education money to address minority overrepresentation under a final rule released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.
Officials want to hear from parents, students and educators in the wake of a newspaper series that said Texas is suppressing special education enrollment.
Most students whose IEPs call for testing accommodations will have those same accommodations approved when they're taking the SAT or Advanced Placement tests.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Texas case about what standard of intellectual disability can be used to disqualify a person from the death penalty.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and president-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, singled out the special education law as contributing to a decline in classroom discipline.
Individual states allow education teams to change the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, leading to students graduating with a less rigorous program of study.