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.
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September 26, 2016
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.
February 10, 2016
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
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
Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.