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January 07, 2013

Moving On From 'On Special Education'

Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.

August 08, 2012

Alexa Posny to Step Down as Federal Special Education Chief

Friday will mark the end of Posny's second go-round at the department. In the Bush administration, she served as director of the special education department.

March 02, 2012

Feds Pledge to Focus More on Quality of Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education said it is revamping the way it rates states to better address the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers.

January 20, 2012

New Autism Definition Could Exclude Many From Diagnosis

Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS would disappear as diagnoses and the autism spectrum would grow narrower under a new definition proposed by the American Psychiatric Association.

January 19, 2012

Districts Must Expand Definition, Services to Students With Disabilities

A new letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights expands the definition of students for whom school districts' may have to provide special education services and accommodations, including some who in the past may have been found not to need those services.

August 23, 2011

New Chief Named to Run Special Education Research Center

A former special education teacher with years of experience at the university level will take over as head of the National Center for Special Education Research.

August 12, 2011

Grants Awarded to Centers for Parents of Children With Disabilities

Centers that help parents of children with disabilities learn how to advocate for their children and navigate the educational system won more than $5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to keep their work going.

July 11, 2011

Parents, Take a Break From the Summer Today

Start preparing for the school year for a child with learning disabilities—now.

March 17, 2011

Your Response-to-Intervention Questions Answered

Education Week will be hosting a live web chat March 24 with three response-to-intervention experts.

February 03, 2011

Changes, But the Beat Goes On

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 ...

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