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.
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January 18, 2017
December 12, 2016
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
In a questionnaire prepared by disability advocacy groups, the Trump campaign stressed the federal government's limited role in local education.
September 26, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
A proposed rule would require all districts to use a common yardstick in measuring whether they over-identify minority students for special education services.