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October 17, 2014

Teacher Complaints Follow N.Y.C. Special Education Overhaul

New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.

October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

October 03, 2014

Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.

September 15, 2014

Racial Bias Claim in Special Education Rejected by Divided Appeals Court

Several black families had sued the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, saying it intentionally discriminated against black students in assigning them to special education classes.

February 24, 2014

N.J. Enters Agreement on Inclusion for Students With Disabilities

The federal court settlement was prompted by a long-running lawsuit filed by four disability advocacy groups.

October 01, 2013

Ed. Department Seeks Comments on Special Education Funding Rules

The proposed rules relate to mandates within the special education law on how much states and districts must spend on special services each year.

September 17, 2013

New 'Double-Testing' Flexibility and Students With Disabilities

The Education Department, in outlining more detail for Common Core field test flexibility for schools and districts, outlines some specific points for testing students with individualized education programs.

June 18, 2013

Los Angeles Moves to 'Mainstream' Hundreds of Students

The district must comply with a consent decree to reduce, by 33 percent, the number of students enrolled in

April 23, 2013

'Timeout' Room Use Not a Violation of Student's Rights, Judge Says

The parents of an Oklahoma student contended that a school district violated their son's rights by placing him in a 'timeout' room even after his IEP was amended to stop its use.

April 04, 2013

Response to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across States

Data from a soon-to-be published report on RTI implementation shows that some states don't have a framework for evaluating program effectiveness.

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