Parents of students with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against the Sumner County, Tenn., board of education, and a special education teacher who is charged with child abuse, the Associated Press reports. Donna Weidenbenner, a teacher at Station Camp Elementary, was suspended without pay in Apr...
Recently in IDEA and Special Education Category
November 04, 2009
November 03, 2009
The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling for changes in the reauthorization scheduled for next year.
October 22, 2009
The deal is designed to end the disparities in services across districts in Ohio.
October 19, 2009
Hawaii's plan to reduce costs by closing public schools for 17 "furlough" Fridays this year may prompt a federal class action on behalf of special education students, reports the Honolulu Advertiser. "While we are not anxious to file a lawsuit," Eric Seitz, a Honolulu lawyer, told the paper, he wil...
September 10, 2009
The Iowa senator has long been a champion of full funding for special education.
September 08, 2009
The department suggests that school officials consider ways of providing educational materials in accessible formats or through the use of auxiliary aids and services in order for a student with a disability to participate in a distance-learning program.
August 05, 2009
Could an international agreement affect special education law?
June 12, 2009
The school district is one of three jurisdictions to receive a low rating from the Department of Education on how it educates students with disabilities.
May 29, 2009
Many of you may already be familiar with the Government Accountability Office, the congressional "watchdog" agency that recently released a report on restraints and seclusion. Less well-known is the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, which communicates directly with Congress. Though funded...
April 01, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education has put out a 22-page set of guidelines (pdf) on how to spend stimulus dollars for the Individuals With Disabilities Act, Part B (5- to 21-year-olds) and Section 619 (3- to 5-year-olds) States will receive $11.7 billion over the next two years for these programs. ...