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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.

March 12, 2013

'Critical Friends' Review Districts' Special Ed. Programs

Tacoma, Wash., is among a growing number of districts seeking qualitative feedback on their special education programs from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative.

February 04, 2013

Va. Special Educator Leader Forms Partnership For Students

Judy Sorrell, the director of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program for Special Education, is one of Education Week's 2013 Leaders to Learn From.

November 12, 2012

District of Columbia Settles Lawsuit Over Transport of Special Ed. Students

Over the years, a special master had found that some students with disabilities were never picked up or picked up late, missing valuable time in school.

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