A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.
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April 29, 2013
April 22, 2013
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.
April 05, 2013
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
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
March 12, 2013
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
The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.
January 07, 2013
Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.
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.