As states submit detailed blueprints for improving special education performance, a look back at Education Week archives shows that balancing compliance and performance has been a long-standing issue.
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April 02, 2015
March 16, 2015
The most up-to-date figures show that, as in previous years, few districts have been directed to use part of their federal special education money for early-intervention services.
March 10, 2015
The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.
February 02, 2015
The fiscal 2016 spending plan would provide some funds to support promising programs aimed at improving the academic performance of students with disabilities.
January 30, 2015
Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven central Ohio school districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.
January 27, 2015
A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.
January 26, 2015
Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.
December 30, 2014
Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.
November 12, 2014
Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.
October 01, 2014
The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.