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June 01, 2017

Education Department Launches New Special Education Site

A refreshed website hosted by the U.S. Department of Education includes links to the special education law, regulations and other resources.

March 09, 2017

Education Department Seeks Comment on Revised IDEA Website

The comments will be used to create a "new and improved" special education website to be housed at idea.ed.gov, which was offline for several weeks earlier this year.

February 17, 2017

Government's Special Education Website Is Back After Prolonged Outage

After several days, the Education Department-hosted website that includes the Individuals with Disabilities Act is back up and running, and a better website is on the way, promised Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

February 10, 2017

Senators Seek Answers from DeVos on Special Education Website Outage

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democratic senators from Washington, want to know why the centralized website for the IDEA and related resources has been down for several days.

February 08, 2017

The IDEA Website Is Down (For Now), But IDEA Is Still Around

The U.S. Department of Education's website that hosts the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its regulations has been down for several days, but there are other places to access the text of the law.

December 07, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Special Education Case

The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.

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.

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