As the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased over the last few years, new research finds these students are disproportionately involved in lawsuits about whether they are getting a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting as required by federal law.
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November 21, 2011
November 17, 2011
Nationally, about 3 percent of children younger than three get services to address their disability or potential to have a disability, but data shows that as many as 13 percent of all children in that age group should be served.
October 27, 2011
Spending for four programs--special education, Title I, teacher quality, and career and technical education--for the current school year was cut, presumably well after most states and school districts had spending plans for the year in place.
October 24, 2011
Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.
October 10, 2011
Physical education classes should use equipment that all students, including those with disabilities, can use. And students with disabilities should participate in team sports for an invaluable, irreplaceable learning experience, new guidance from the U.S. Education Department says.
October 07, 2011
To reform its special education program, Detroit boosted the number of students spending at least 80 percent of their school day in general education settings from about 28 percent in 2006 to 38 percent last school year.
September 22, 2011
New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education about school districts' special education spending has some worried about the weakening of the once-solid armor protecting these budgets.
September 08, 2011
Six years after high school, students with disabilities are less likely to have gone on to postsecondary schools than their classmates without disabilities, less likely to have financial independence, but a little more likely to have children, according to a new study.
September 06, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has issued new rules about how states and school districts should work with infants and toddlers with disabilities.
August 23, 2011
A former special education teacher with years of experience at the university level will take over as head of the National Center for Special Education Research.