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.
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April 27, 2016
November 18, 2015
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
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
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
Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.
April 02, 2015
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
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.