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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March 28, 2011
March 24, 2011
Parents of special needs students who successfully sue their school districts over Individual Education Programs could be reimbursed for fees paid to expert witnesses, under two bills introduced in Congress.
March 14, 2011
An audit by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General raised some questions about how the state spent some of its federal stimulus money, including special education funds.
March 10, 2011
A federal judge ruled that "a fair appropriate public education does not require ... the District be able to prove that a student will not face future bullying...."
March 04, 2011
A study finds that "higher percentages of youth with hearing impairments scored below the mean in reading, math, science and social studies, compared to students in the general population.
February 18, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore the $557.7 million cut to special education state grants in the fiscal year 2011 spending bill they are considering -- but at a price.
February 15, 2011
President Obama's proposed increase for special education funding may be modest, but advocates may find it hard to complain as Republicans in the House of Representatives push for deep cuts.
December 28, 2010
Response to intervention continues to have widespread interest.
April 28, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan aimed to inspire his audience last week at the Council for Exceptional Children's annual conference, calling special education a moral and civil rights issue. CEC, an advocacy group for special educators, has put a video of the seven-minute speech on its Web ...
April 09, 2010
A federal appeals court Monday upheld budget-driven Hawaii teacher furlough days from a lawsuit on behalf of special education students whose parents claimed they would be harmed by lack of instructional days, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. The Advertiser quoted this excerpt from the Ninth U.S. ...