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November 29, 2016

Trump's Attorney General Pick Draws Ire of Disability Advocates

Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and president-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, singled out the special education law as contributing to a decline in classroom discipline.

September 12, 2016

How Texas Keeps Special Education Enrollment Low

School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton Spotlighted Disability Rights Activism in Nomination Acceptance

Clinton revisited her 1970s-era advocacy work at the Children's Defense Fund during her speech accepting the Democratic Party nomination for president.

April 27, 2016

What's Really Happening With Special Education Enrollment?

The number of special education students has risen after several years of decline, but what this may mean for states and districts is still conjecture.

November 18, 2015

IEPs Must Be Aligned to Grade-Level Standards, Says New Federal Guidance

An individualized education program is intended to allow a student to be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum, according to recent guidance from the Education Department.

April 27, 2015

Education Department Issuing Final Rule on Special Education Finance

School districts that violate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and cut their spending cannot use that new, lowered baseline in subsequent years, the rule states.

April 21, 2015

Ed. Dept. Cautions Districts About 'Forcing' Parents Into Due Process

Public agencies, including school districts, should avoid filing due process complaints about issues that are currently under investigation by the state, says a recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education Department.

April 06, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case on Race and Special Education

Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.

April 02, 2015

The Long Struggle to Balance Special Education Compliance and Performance

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.

March 16, 2015

Bias in Special Education Identification Rarely Flagged by States

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.

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