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August 10, 2011

Student With Disability Eligible for School, but Not Sports

A North Carolina high school student who has Down syndrome is 19, which is too old to play on the school football team, according to state rules. But Brett Bowden can attend school until his 22nd birthday.

August 08, 2011

Review of IDEA Shows More Use of Response to Intervention

A new study evaluates many ways in which the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is working, and not. The study finds that more schools are using response to intervention, but fewer schools are able to address parents' complaints.

July 26, 2011

21 Years After ADA, Census Reveals Some Startling Statistics

While the Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of many with disabilities, consider observing the 21-year anniversary of this law by reflecting on some ways their lives still could be improved.

July 19, 2011

Majority of Special Ed. Students in Texas Suspended, Expelled

Students with disabilities, in particular an emotional disturbance, are especially likely to be suspended or expelled from Texas middle and high schools, a new study finds.

April 13, 2011

'Looking Top to Bottom' in Troubled Illinois School District

One way or another, Illinois will get involved in East St. Louis School District 189, which has had a number of problems providing an appropriate education to its special education students.

March 10, 2011

Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free

A federal judge ruled that "a fair appropriate public education does not require ... the District be able to prove that a student will not face future bullying...."

March 04, 2011

Performance Lags for Students With Hearing Impairments

A study finds that "higher percentages of youth with hearing impairments scored below the mean in reading, math, science and social studies, compared to students in the general population.

July 20, 2010

Tackling Behavior Problems In High Schools

Experts have gathered information on successful PBIS programs for high schools.

March 08, 2010

Idaho Eyes Incentives for Gifted to Graduate Early

Gifted high school students in Idaho could receive scholarships to attend college early, in a proposed law that has recently passed the state's House of Representatives and awaits approval by the state Senate, the Associated Press reported. The law would allow students to graduate from high school ...

November 25, 2009

Milwaukee Board Votes to Even Out Distribution of Spec. Ed. Students in High Schools

The administration must set a target range of special education students and help schools come closer to the range.

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