In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.
Recently in IDEA and Special Education Category
August 07, 2018
June 01, 2017
A refreshed website hosted by the U.S. Department of Education includes links to the special education law, regulations and other resources.
March 09, 2017
The comments will be used to create a "new and improved" special education website to be housed at idea.ed.gov, which was offline for several weeks earlier this year.
February 17, 2017
After several days, the Education Department-hosted website that includes the Individuals with Disabilities Act is back up and running, and a better website is on the way, promised Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
February 10, 2017
Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democratic senators from Washington, want to know why the centralized website for the IDEA and related resources has been down for several days.
February 08, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's website that hosts the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its regulations has been down for several days, but there are other places to access the text of the law.
December 07, 2016
The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.
November 29, 2016
Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and president-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, singled out the special education law as contributing to a decline in classroom discipline.
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.
July 29, 2016
Clinton revisited her 1970s-era advocacy work at the Children's Defense Fund during her speech accepting the Democratic Party nomination for president.