The answer is yes, especially for students who enter special education before middle school, find the authors of a recent report.
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November 06, 2019
May 28, 2019
Are Black and Hispanic Students Identified for Special Education Too Often or Not Enough? Maybe It's Both
A new study of Florida students suggests that minority underidentification and overidentification in special education is connected to the racial makeup of a student's school.
April 10, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked why it has taken so long to get guidance to states about a ruling that could affect how many districts use their federal special education money.
March 07, 2019
The rule requires states to use a standard method in determining if districts are biased in how they identify minority students, discipline them, or place them in restrictive settings.
June 29, 2018
As expected, the Education Department has delayed a rule that would require states to take a standardized approach in evaluating districts for minority bias in special education.
May 12, 2018
More than 200 commenters have already submitted comments on an Education Department proposal to put off a change in how states evaluate districts for "significant disproportionality" in identifying and enrolling special education students.
February 23, 2018
As expected, the Education Department wants to delay by two years a rule requiring states to take a stricter approach for monitoring their districts for minority overrepresention in special education.
February 08, 2018
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education said it opposes the Education Department's intent to postpone by two years a rule relating to minority enrollment and discipline.
December 08, 2017
The federal panel discussed the complex topic of minority students and whether they are placed in special education, disciplined more severely, or sent to restrictive settings more often than their peers.
October 25, 2017
The Education Department plans to seek public comment on putting off a rule that would require more school districts to use federal dollars to address minority bias in special education, Politico reports.