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January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

January 15, 2015

Louisiana Sets Aside $251K for Training on Special Education Grade Promotion Law

Individualized education program teams have the authority to create alternate grade progression and graduation standards for some students with disabilities, but the policy is proving challenging to enact.

December 18, 2014

Louisiana Struggles in Allowing IEP Teams to Create Diploma Pathways

A new law that went into effect earlier this year is proving challenging to implement as the 2014-15 school year reaches its halfway point, according to local reports.

October 01, 2014

Judge: 1,800 Hawaii Special Education Students Eligible for More Services

The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.

July 03, 2014

La. Graduation Flexibility Law Creates 'Significant Concerns' for Ed. Dept.

The new measure allows IEP teams to create graduation requirements, but that may end up running afoul of current federal policy, according to a recent letter to John White, the state's school chief.

May 27, 2014

Spec. Ed. Bill Advances in Louisiana, With Backing of State Schools Chief

A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.

February 06, 2014

Graduation Rate for Mississippi Students With Disabilities Under the Microscope

Many students from the Magnolia State are shifted into alternative diploma paths which may leave them unable to get a job or enroll in college, according to a recent special report.

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