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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

July 22, 2016

Ky. Education Chief to Review Restraint, Seclusion in State's Largest District

Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky's education commissioner, is sending state staffers to review restraint and seclusion practices in Jefferson County.

May 24, 2016

Special Education Costs Drive School Funding Disparities, Researcher Says

The spending disparities among schools in the same district are often driven by the cost of educating students with disabilities, not by district policies, argues Bruce Baker, a expert in school finance.

July 08, 2015

Special Education Bill Offers Flexibility on 'Maintenance of Effort'

The legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan would allow states to reduce their special education spending in more circumstances than currently allowed.

April 21, 2015

Ed. Dept. Cautions Districts About 'Forcing' Parents Into Due Process

Public agencies, including school districts, should avoid filing due process complaints about issues that are currently under investigation by the state, says a recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education Department.

March 19, 2015

It's Not Your Imagination: Special Education Lingo Getting Harder To Grasp

A study found that official language in special education has gotten harder to read over time.

February 23, 2015

States' Suspension Rates Vary Widely for Students With Disabilities, Group Says

The Center for Civil Rights Remedies ranked states and districts on their suspension rates, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

December 30, 2014

Investigation Alleges Former Seattle Special Education Chief Shared Bids

Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.

November 19, 2014

Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.

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