U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urged to consult stakeholders and write new regulations for the education plans of students who are blind or visually impaired and give guidance to school districts on teaching Braille reading and writing.
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May 03, 2012
April 26, 2012
Among the work going on now is a review of practices across the district that will take inventory of the very best of these, then share them, something that doesn't always happen in the frenetic pace of a school year.
April 25, 2012
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
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
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
"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
An advocacy group says that as a result, the 5-year-old girl's overall mobility improvement has been stunted.
April 09, 2012
Georgia's 27-year-old Quality Basic Education Act may give schools a financial incentive to segregate students with disabilities.
April 04, 2012
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
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.