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.
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April 23, 2012
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.
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.