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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.

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.

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