Judy Sorrell, the director of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program for Special Education, is one of Education Week's 2013 Leaders to Learn From.
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November 12, 2012
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
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
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
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
The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.
October 01, 2012
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
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
The 84,000-student district agreed to find ways to eliminate the delays in evaluation and improve special education overall.
September 18, 2012
New Hanover schools are complying with a state law that allows practices including seclusion rooms to deal with aggressive student behavior.