A new analysis of the cost of special education concludes that by cutting special education personnel in high-spending districts to the national average, the country could save up to $10 billion a year and improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
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September 06, 2012
August 15, 2012
A disability-rights group singled out some Texas districts for disproportionate out-of-school suspensions of students with disabilities: 22 percent, compared to an average of 7 percent for students with disabilities statewide.
August 08, 2012
And students with disabilities are suspended about twice as often as their peers, a new analysis from the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found.
July 10, 2012
Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.
July 09, 2012
The state legislature passed a bill that would require districts to consider students' home environment when deciding on a private school, in addition to students' academic needs.
June 15, 2012
The Senate Appropriations Committee affirmed a federal edict that school districts maintain how much they spend on special education from year to year.
May 24, 2012
Students who use the choice option to attend private schools would have to participate in state standardized testing, and states getting federal money for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities will have to create open-enrollment plans.
May 03, 2012
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.
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.