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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.

November 08, 2012

Special Education Featured in Some Facets of Election

The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. L...

November 05, 2012

After 30 Years of Special Ed. Law, How Far Have We Really Come?

Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.

October 30, 2012

Los Angeles Still Struggles to Serve Students With Disabilities

About eight in 10 students with disabilities get the right number of sessions of services they need, but only seven in 10 get those services for the amount of time their educational plans say they should.

October 05, 2012

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.

October 01, 2012

N.J. District Cited for Segregating Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.

September 27, 2012

Out-of-State Move Doesn't Absolve District of Spec. Ed. Obligations

The court ruled that there is "no basis to distinguish between out-of-district, but in-state, moves and out-of-state moves in the IDEA or in case law" and rejected the school district's theory that compensatory educational services were "subsumed within the education that he was currently receiving" from his new school district.

September 20, 2012

Decades-Old Suit Over Special Education Services in Baltimore Comes to a Close

The 84,000-student district agreed to find ways to eliminate the delays in evaluation and improve special education overall.

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