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August 23, 2011

New Chief Named to Run Special Education Research Center

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.

August 17, 2011

New Proposal Emerges to Boost Special Education Spending

A Colorado congressman is proposing cuts to defense spending to increase federal spending on students with disabilities.

August 12, 2011

S.C.'s Penalty for Cutting Special Ed. Spending Delayed

The delay raises questions about whether such penalties for states that cut education spending without federal approval are meaningful.

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.

August 03, 2011

'Serving All Kids, No Exceptions'

By combining response to intervention and positive behavioral interventions and supports and destroying any opportunity for a student with disabilities to be segregated from other students, along with a host of other measures, a University of Kansas professor says all students can benefit, and achieve.

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 22, 2011

Bill Would Boost Federal Spending on Students with Disabilities

A new bill proposes the federal government live up to its promise to pay 40 percent of the costs of educating students with disabilities.

July 18, 2011

Feds Cite D.C., Others for Problems in Special Education

For five years running, the District of Columbia has failed to uphold parts of the federal law that governs the education of students with disabilities.

June 24, 2011

'No' From Feds on Special Ed. Cuts in Iowa

Iowa joins South Carolina and Oregon in being denied requests to cut special education spending.

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