"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."
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April 16, 2012
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.
February 02, 2012
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
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.
January 19, 2012
A new letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights expands the definition of students for whom school districts' may have to provide special education services and accommodations, including some who in the past may have been found not to need those services.
December 12, 2011
States are requiring new types of training for educators working with children who have autism, providing fresh sources of funding for private school vouchers for these students, and undertaking new studies to try to address the needs of children with autism as well as requiring insurance companies to provide coverage of one widely used autism treatment.
November 23, 2011
A federal judge has ruled that District of Columbia public schools must make sweeping changes to how young children with disabilities are located and served.