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September 27, 2012

Out-of-State Move Doesn't Absolve District of Spec. Ed. Obligations

The court ruled that there is "no basis to distinguish between out-of-district, but in-state, moves and out-of-state moves in the IDEA or in case law" and rejected the school district's theory that compensatory educational services were "subsumed within the education that he was currently receiving" from his new school district.

September 20, 2012

Decades-Old Suit Over Special Education Services in Baltimore Comes to a Close

The 84,000-student district agreed to find ways to eliminate the delays in evaluation and improve special education overall.

September 17, 2012

Outcomes for Students With Severe Disabilities Can, Must Improve

The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination today shared a set of recommendations to better prepare students with significant disabilities for the workforce and continue their education after high school.

September 07, 2012

Students With ADHD Must Better Prepare for College

Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.

September 06, 2012

Could Cutting Special Ed. Spending Improve Student Achievement?

A new analysis of the cost of special education concludes that by cutting special education personnel in high-spending districts to the national average, the country could save up to $10 billion a year and improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

September 05, 2012

The Legal Side of RTI and Students With Learning Disabilities

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.

September 04, 2012

South Carolina State Chief Talks Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Education is still considering whether and when to cut South Carolina's special education funding following the state's unapproved budget cut three years ago.

August 23, 2012

One Step Forward, One Step Back For Students With Disabilities?

After 13 years, many schools in San Francisco finally comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but in Boston, parents lose in their efforts to press the district to improve the transition between early childhood and preschool education for students with disabilities.

August 08, 2012

Alexa Posny to Step Down as Federal Special Education Chief

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 06, 2012

GAO: Transition for Students With Disabilities Can, Must Improve

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.

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