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April 22, 2013

School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due Process

The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.

April 05, 2013

Minorities in Special Education: Are They Underrepresented?

Federal policy has been focused on reducing the numbers of minorities enrolled in special education, but some research shows minority students are underenrolled in special programs.

March 25, 2013

State Maintenance of Effort Rule Gets Congressional Tweak

States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.

March 12, 2013

'Critical Friends' Review Districts' Special Ed. Programs

Tacoma, Wash., is among a growing number of districts seeking qualitative feedback on their special education programs from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative.

February 27, 2013

Education Secretary Says Special Education To See Cuts Under Sequestration

The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.

January 07, 2013

Moving On From 'On Special Education'

Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.

December 31, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Backs Parents in Special Ed. Placement

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

Disability Rights, Access to Education Vary Around the World

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

U.S. House Committee Ponders Federal Role in Addressing Autism

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

Court: Districts Must Repay Parents for Special Ed. Evals

School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.

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