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April 25, 2012

Parents Compelled to Secretly Wire Children to Track Events at School

In at least two cases, parents of children with autism fitted their children with recording devices to capture what happens in school. In both cases, students were subjected to hearing inappropriate conversations. One student was recorded being spanked repeatedly.

April 23, 2012

Feds Resolve Issues In Memphis Over Students With Health Problems

The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.

April 23, 2012

Kansas Takes First Step Toward Regulating Restraints, Seclusion

The rules about the use of these emergency interventions should apply to all students, not just those with disabilities, these techniques be used only for emergency or safety reasons, not as a behavior modification tool, an advisory group said.

April 16, 2012

The Intersection of Race and Students With Disabilities

"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."

April 11, 2012

Advocates File Complaint Against District Over Use of Walker

An advocacy group says that as a result, the 5-year-old girl's overall mobility improvement has been stunted.

April 09, 2012

Special Ed. Segregation Probe Zeroes in on Georgia Ed. Department

Georgia's 27-year-old Quality Basic Education Act may give schools a financial incentive to segregate students with disabilities.

April 04, 2012

Feds Back Off Easing Penalties for Districts That Cut Special Ed. Funding

The U.S. Department of Education took back an offer it made to school districts last summer, an offer that would have allowed districts to cut special education spending and suffer fewer penalties than in the past.

February 21, 2012

D.C. Will Spend $800,000 for 'Road Map' to High-Quality Special Ed.

Using $800,000 in money it got from the federal Race to the Top competition, the district is hiring the American Institutes of Research to study how students with disabilities are served in public and private schools in the district, identify best practices, and figure out what strategies and approaches can be scaled up in district schools.

February 02, 2012

N.Y.C. Special-Needs Students Lack Services, Access to Elite High Schools

The city failed to provide special education services to about 1 in 4 students entitled to them during the 2009-10 school year, and the city's most elite high schools need to admit more students with disabilities.

January 30, 2012

Lessons From San Diego: Too Much Inclusion, Too Fast?

Did San Diego's approach to inclusion move too fast, without enough required training for teachers and principals? Many parents and teachers say yes, and students with and without disabilities have suffered as a result.

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