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February 02, 2015

Special Education Sees Small Increases in White House Budget Proposal

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

Spanish Speakers Demand Translation for Special Education Meetings

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.

January 27, 2015

Supporters of IDEA 'Full-Funding' Try Again With New Bill

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.

January 26, 2015

The 'Rise and Fall' of Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Standards

Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.

December 30, 2014

Investigation Alleges Former Seattle Special Education Chief Shared Bids

Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.

November 12, 2014

Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Supporting Communications Needs of Students

Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.

October 01, 2014

Judge: 1,800 Hawaii Special Education Students Eligible for More Services

The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.

September 16, 2014

Hundreds of N.Y.C. Private School Students Left Without Special Education Services

The Staten Island Advance reports that students in Catholic schools are not receiving the services they are entitled to as part of their individualized education programs.

July 29, 2014

Special Education Administrators Urge Supreme Court Review of 'Stay Put' Ruling

Allowing students to potentially stay in private schools until all appeals are exhausted could be an expensive prospect for many districts, argues the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

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