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December 19, 2019

Help for Principals Who Want to Support Special Education Teachers and Students

A new guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and offers advice on how school leaders can best serve students with disabilities and support special education teachers.

September 18, 2019

Preparing Students for Life After Special Education? Here's How Federal Dollars Can Help

When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.

July 31, 2019

Ways to Better Serve Often-Misunderstood English-Learners With Disabilities

Identifying and supporting students who are eligible for English-language acquisition and special education support can leave teachers feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. A new policy paper offers support.

August 07, 2018

Parkland Shooting Report Sharpens Focus on Special Education and Due Process

In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.

June 01, 2017

Education Department Launches New Special Education Site

A refreshed website hosted by the U.S. Department of Education includes links to the special education law, regulations and other resources.

March 09, 2017

Education Department Seeks Comment on Revised IDEA Website

The comments will be used to create a "new and improved" special education website to be housed at, which was offline for several weeks earlier this year.

February 17, 2017

Government's Special Education Website Is Back After Prolonged Outage

After several days, the Education Department-hosted website that includes the Individuals with Disabilities Act is back up and running, and a better website is on the way, promised Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

February 10, 2017

Senators Seek Answers from DeVos on Special Education Website Outage

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democratic senators from Washington, want to know why the centralized website for the IDEA and related resources has been down for several days.

February 08, 2017

The IDEA Website Is Down (For Now), But IDEA Is Still Around

The U.S. Department of Education's website that hosts the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its regulations has been down for several days, but there are other places to access the text of the law.

December 07, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Special Education Case

The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.

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