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January 27, 2017

Disability Advocates Keep Up Pressure on DeVos Nomination

Special education policy is in the spotlight as disability advocates band together to oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.

January 11, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Level of Special Education Benefits

Many observers sensed the justices seemed willing to consider a higher standard for the benefit that must be conferred to a student under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

November 29, 2016

Trump's Attorney General Pick Draws Ire of Disability Advocates

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.

November 04, 2016

Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.

August 19, 2016

Report: Justice Department to Sue Georgia Over Special Education School Network

The Justice Department will take action against Georgia after eight months of fruitless negotiations over a state network of schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

July 27, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary

The guidance, released on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reminds schools of their obligations to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

June 29, 2016

Education Department Settles Civil Rights Complaints Over Accessible Websites

Education entities in seven states and one territory were under investigation because of websites deemed inaccessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

February 24, 2016

Justice Department Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

In some states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

January 28, 2016

Special Education Parents File Complaint Against New York City Charter Network

The Success Academies, a network that educates 11,000 children, is the subject of a complaint over its disciplinary practices, which some allege unfairly target students with disabilities.

August 11, 2015

Kentucky Officer in Handcuffing Incident Complied With School Policy, District Says

An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.

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