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January 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos Faces Sharp Questioning on Special Education Policy

The nominee for education secretary appeared to stumble during her confirmation hearing as senators pushed on whether she would adhere to the protections of special education law and policy.

December 12, 2016

Final Rule Released on Identifying Racial Bias in Special Education

Many more school districts will be required to use special education money to address minority overrepresentation under a final rule released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.

November 09, 2016

What Will a Trump Administration Mean for Special Education?

In a questionnaire prepared by disability advocacy groups, the Trump campaign stressed the federal government's limited role in local education.

September 26, 2016

Education Secretary Notes Progress, Challenges at Spec. Ed. Convention

U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. addressed the first joint meeting between two groups that represent district and state-level special education leaders.

September 12, 2016

How Texas Keeps Special Education Enrollment Low

School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.

June 14, 2016

Feds Sketch Out Details of Literacy Center for Students With Disabilities

The Every Student Succeeds Act included the creation of a comprehensive center aimed at students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills.

April 06, 2016

Head of Special Education, Rehabilitative Services Leaving Education Department

Yudin, who has been with the U.S. Department of Education since 2010, did not say in an email to colleagues what he plans to do after leaving April 30.

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.

March 04, 2016

Racial Bias in Special Education: Learning About Disproportionality

The Education Department says that states need tighter guidelines on how to assess districts for racial and ethnic bias in special education. But just how are states figuring out if minorities are being shunted inappropriately to special education classes?

February 23, 2016

Ed. Dept. Seeks Standard Approach to Flagging Racial Bias in Special Education

A proposed rule would require all districts to use a common yardstick in measuring whether they over-identify minority students for special education services.

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