Results of a new survey by the Council for Exceptional Children show that special education directors still dealing with the effects of the economic downturn are almost universally concerned about the 8 percent budget cut the federal action—or inaction depending on how you look at it—will trigger.
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June 11, 2012
June 08, 2012
Yes, according to an attorney whose son with autism is in a private school, at New York City's expense.
June 04, 2012
The Education Department gave South Carolina a year to find a way to come up with the $36 million it faces losing, permanently, by putting off a $36 million penalty until this October. Earlier this year, the state was denied another one-year delay of the loss in federal money. In a letter to state Superintendent Mick Zais late last month, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan denied the request for a hearing.
May 25, 2012
The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue new set of guidelines on their view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.
May 22, 2012
Among the presidential hopeful's education proposals is one regarding expanding school choice options for low-income students and students with disabilities.
May 03, 2012
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urged to consult stakeholders and write new regulations for the education plans of students who are blind or visually impaired and give guidance to school districts on teaching Braille reading and writing.
May 01, 2012
An attorney might propose ways to reform the law—due for reauthorization for several years now—that are beneficial to that profession. But that's anything but the gist of these suggestions.
April 18, 2012
The federal government is expected to cut the money from South Carolina's share of federal special education dollars on Oct. 1, a penalty for past cuts the state made to its own budget for working with students with disabilities.
April 16, 2012
"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."
March 06, 2012
It's been difficult to determine how many students have these plans.