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March 06, 2012

Civil Rights Data Offer Count of Section 504 Students

It's been difficult to determine how many students have these plans.

March 02, 2012

Feds Pledge to Focus More on Quality of Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education said it is revamping the way it rates states to better address the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers.

February 15, 2012

President's Budget Would Boost Spending for Infants, Toddlers

The president proposes increasing spending under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides special education programs for infants and toddlers, by $20 million, for a total of $462.7 million.

February 08, 2012

Expert: Feds Gave More Questions Than Answers on Disability Law

The federal Education Department's office for civil rights recently tried to clarify how school districts should uphold amendments to federal disability law. But one expert says the guidance is significant for what it doesn't say, not really what it does say.

February 03, 2012

Kentucky Eliminates 'Read-Aloud' Assistance on State, National Exams

The state board of education banned the use of readers on some state tests, whether that means people or computer software that read text aloud, an accommodation used by some students with disabilities, who also use this kind of help in class every day.

January 31, 2012

Schools Must Do More to Involve Parents, Students in IEP Process

Parents and students with disabilities aren't as involved in the process of mapping out their goals with schools as much they should be, and schools could do more to make the process more welcoming.

December 27, 2011

In RTI Era, is Federal Special Education Law Out of Date?

There are still lots of questions about how response-to-intervention is used, and whether it's being used correctly, considering that federal rules about identifying students with disabilities haven't changed.

December 13, 2011

College Opportunities Emerge for People With Intellectual Disabilities

"We've had now 30 years of access for students with disabilities to go school. They're coming out of that system with a different expectation: Their education should continue."

December 02, 2011

Wisconsin Districts Ask to Cut Special Ed. Budgets Without Penalty

Disability advocates are upset that some Wisconsin school districts want to be able to cut special education spending, without being punished the way federal law requires.

December 01, 2011

Calif. District Still Fighting Special Ed. Case; Feds Ask Supreme Court to Decline

The Obama administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up an appeal from a school district ordered to provide compensatory tutoring because it failed to identify a student's disability.

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