In a letter to schools, districts and states, the Education Department notes that special education law requires that blind and visually impaired students should be taught Braille unless an IEP team deems such instruction inappropriate.
Recently in IDEA and Special Education Category
June 19, 2013
June 07, 2013
The state is considering doing away with rules that limit the number of students in special education that can be in a general education classroom.
May 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., says the federal government has not come close to meeting the 40 percent of special education spending that it is authorized to pay for.
May 14, 2013
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
April 29, 2013
A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.
April 22, 2013
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.
April 05, 2013
Federal policy has been focused on reducing the numbers of minorities enrolled in special education, but some research shows minority students are underenrolled in special programs.
March 25, 2013
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
March 12, 2013
Tacoma, Wash., is among a growing number of districts seeking qualitative feedback on their special education programs from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative.
February 27, 2013
The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.