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.
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January 26, 2015
December 30, 2014
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
Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.
October 01, 2014
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
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
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
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.
June 27, 2014
An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.
June 18, 2014
Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.
May 27, 2014
A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.