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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.

February 10, 2016

Is Special Education Paperwork Really a Problem?

Spoiler alert: Yes, many think so. But a federal report says district leaders also acknowledge paperwork's importance, and say state and local requirements impose their own burdens.

January 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Autism Policy Proposal Takes Birth-Through-Adulthood Approach

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton reached out to advocacy groups in formulating policy priorities around supporting children, youth and adults with autism. The proposal was released Tuesday.

January 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton Unveils Autism Support Proposal

Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.

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.

November 20, 2015

Federal Special Education Official to Step Down by Year's End

Melody Musgrove, currently the director of the office of special education programs, will be returning to her home in Mississippi.

September 03, 2015

Rep. John Kline to Retire; Lawmaker Supported Increased IDEA Funding

Kline, a Republican from Minnesota, has been the top Republican on the House Education Committee since 2009.

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