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June 21, 2011

No Summer Break From Problems with Special Ed.

Summertime doesn't mean parents of children with disabilities can take a vacation from fighting for their children's education.

June 17, 2011

N.C. Bill to Give Schooling Tax Credits Passes Legislature

North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday approved a tax break of up to $6,000 a year for parents to recover some of the expense of private school tuition or homeschooling for their child with disabilities.

June 15, 2011

Are L.A. Charter Schools Screening Out Special Ed. Students?

While traditional district schools are hard-pressed to turn anyone away, or must find a way to educate them regardless of cost or hardship, charters appear to be using a vetting process that may explain the stark difference in the percentages of students with disabilities enrolled in their schools versus district-run schools.

June 01, 2011

Early Intervention and Longterm Support Key for Deaf Students

The challenges of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing starts signed or spoken language start early and continue for years.

May 25, 2011

Report Probes the Future of Special Education

A new report looks at how special education students and the people who work with them have changed during the last decade and concludes that the field needs to change, dramatically.

May 23, 2011

More Vouchers, But at What Price?

This year, 15 states have passed or proposed laws that expand or create vouchers for students with special needs.

May 18, 2011

D.C. Gets Dressed Down in Suit Over Identifying Students

In a case over whether the District of Columbia did enough to identify students with disabilities, the judge was unimpressed by the district's efforts to hand over thousands of documents related to the case.

April 18, 2011

Was District Negligent in ID'ing Student With Disabilities?

Should a Compton, Calif. mother be allowed to file a negligence claim against a school district for failing to identify her daughter's disabilities?

April 06, 2011

Special Education Challenges in D.C., and Everywhere

Will the battle for special education services, when, where, and how much, ever come to an end?

March 28, 2011

Ill. Threatens to Dissolve District Over Special Ed. Failures

The East St. Louis district is in trouble because of a long history of failing to provide the expected special education services.

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