Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.
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January 07, 2013
December 31, 2012
A Colorado district must reimburse the parents for a special education student's enrollment at an out-of-state residential facility, a federal appellate court has ruled.
December 03, 2012
The fate of American approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is unknown as opponents say it will effect the ability of parents in the United States to homeschool their children.
November 30, 2012
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked those in the autism researchers and advocates to tell them how the federal role in autism research, education of those with autism, and autism-related services should change.
November 26, 2012
School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.
November 26, 2012
Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.
November 05, 2012
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.
October 30, 2012
About eight in 10 students with disabilities get the right number of sessions of services they need, but only seven in 10 get those services for the amount of time their educational plans say they should.
October 18, 2012
In what may be a first-of-its-kind penalty, the feds used a provision in federal law that allows cutting a state's federal special education grant, permanently, if the state cut its special education budget without the right justification.
October 16, 2012
The automatic cuts, set to kick in on Jan. 2, stem from Congress' disagreement over raising the federal debt ceiling.