In a new three-part discussion about response to intervention, Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel discusses the legal implications of this approach to addressing and ferreting out learning disabilities.
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August 22, 2012
August 08, 2012
Friday will mark the end of Posny's second go-round at the department. In the Bush administration, she served as director of the special education department.
August 03, 2012
The different agencies only coordinate their activities to an extent and don't ever reflect on how effectively they work together, the Government Accountability Office said.
July 31, 2012
A heavy federal focus on compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act hasn't made much of a difference where it counts: students' test scores and dropout rates, among other measures.
July 27, 2012
The potential cuts to special education "could translate into the layoffs of more than 10,000 teachers, aides, and other staff who provide essential instruction and other support to 6.6 million children with disabilities," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.
July 20, 2012
The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.
July 10, 2012
Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.
June 20, 2012
The state filed a motion for a stay in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to put off the penalty, in part to continue fighting the U.S. Department of Education over whether it should have been levied at all. South Carolina also worries about the financial repercussions
June 20, 2012
The next question, one advocate says, is once they get in, how are they doing?
June 15, 2012
The Senate Appropriations Committee affirmed a federal edict that school districts maintain how much they spend on special education from year to year.