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October 03, 2018

State ESSA Plans A 'Missed Opportunity' for Special Education, Says Advocacy Group

Most states' plans Every Student Succeeds Act plans could do more to push rigorous goals and adequate supports for students with disabilities, according to an analysis from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

January 23, 2018

New York Denied ESSA Waiver to Test Students With Disabilities Off Grade Level

The state will be required to test all students using grade level tests, except for those with significant cognitive disabilities.

April 27, 2017

Michigan Lt. Gov. Says State ESSA Plan Needs a Do-Over for Special Education

Republican Brian Calley said that the plan already submitted to the U.S. Department of Education should be modified to reflect more accountability for the performance of students with disabilities.

August 03, 2016

Website Accessibility: Ten Things School Districts Should Know

The Education Department's civil rights office is looking at school districts' websites for accessibility issues. How should you prepare your website so that it's available to all users?

April 19, 2016

ESSA Committee Agrees on Special Education Testing Rules

After hours of conversation, the committee agreed on policies that states must follow when it comes to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.

April 07, 2016

Alternate Tests for Special Education Still Sticking Point for ESSA Panel

The panel tasked with creating rules to govern the Every Student Succeeds Act is hung up language in the law relating to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.

March 25, 2016

ESSA Panel Weighs Rules for Testing for Those With Severe Cognitive Disabilities

Changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act will mean new regulations governing the testing of about 1 percent of students with severe cognitive disabilities.

December 30, 2015

Your Favorite Special Education Posts of 2015

A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.

December 10, 2015

What Does ESSA Mean for Special Education?

Students with disabilities will still have their test scores reported separately, and most will continue to take the general education tests under the newly signed Every Student Succeeds Act.

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