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July 29, 2020

Schools Seek Cover From Special Education Lawsuits, But Advocates See Another Motive

Special education advocates argue the push for liability protection is a veiled attempt to seek waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation's primary special education law.

July 24, 2020

Many of America's Schools Aren't Fully Accessible for Students With Disabilities

In a new Government Accountability Office report, districts cite funding constraints as the main reason for not making their buildings accessible, a longstanding problem.

April 16, 2020

Special Ed. Administrators Press Congress for IDEA Waivers During Pandemic

The requests put the nation's special education administrators in conflict with disability rights advocates who fear waivers will place millions of special education students at risk.

January 31, 2020

Building Better Special Education Leaders One State at a Time

Delaware is among three states using federal grants to develop school and district leaders who understand the complexities of special education.

September 18, 2019

Preparing Students for Life After Special Education? Here's How Federal Dollars Can Help

When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.

May 24, 2019

Dealing With Dyslexia: 'It's Almost Like It's a Naughty Word' (Video)

When Scott Gann learned his son Dustin had dyslexia, he was shocked at the school's reaction. No one there wanted to use the word.

April 10, 2019

Oklahoma Orders Tulsa District to Review All Students' Special Education Plans

The decision comes after a state investigation of one Tulsa school found that the individualized education programs for students there frequently used generic educational goals.

June 25, 2018

School Accessibility Gets $150 Million Boost in N.Y.C. Budget

The money, which will be allocated over three years, is expected to make major and minor improvements to schools throughout the city.

September 12, 2016

How Texas Keeps Special Education Enrollment Low

School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.

July 25, 2016

Nevada District's Special Education Program Under Scrutiny

The Reno Gazette-Journal spent two years investigating special education in Washoe schools, the state's second-largest district, and found a district that has poorly served students with disabilities

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