Most states have already pledged to do away with the tests, which were aimed at students who could not meet grade-level standards despite good instruction.
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August 23, 2013
August 20, 2013
Moving a student with disabilities to a more-restrictive setting to address bullying may violate special education law, a U.S. Department of Education guidance letter says.
August 06, 2013
The reports on state performance in special education will shift to a system that measures "things that really matter," says Melody Musgrove, the director of the office of special education programs.
July 22, 2013
The so-called "2 percent" tests prevent some special education students from accessing grade-level content, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities argues.
May 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., says the federal government has not come close to meeting the 40 percent of special education spending that it is authorized to pay for.
May 14, 2013
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
April 29, 2013
A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.
April 22, 2013
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.
March 25, 2013
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
March 05, 2013
The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.