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November 10, 2017

Special Education Enrollment Increases in Texas in Wake of Newspaper Investigation

About 14,000 more students in the state are enrolled in special education, after the state lifted what it called a "benchmark" enrollment figure of 8.5 percent.

August 28, 2017

Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says

Black and Hispanic students otherwise similar to white students in reading are underenrolled in special education, says a study that runs counter to accepted wisdom and federal policy.

January 06, 2017

Last Day to Submit Comments on Texas Special Education Enrollment

Jan. 6 is the last day to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Education about their experiences with Texas' special education identification processes.

July 22, 2015

What We (Don't) Know About English-Learners and Special Education

The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.

June 25, 2015

Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative

A recent study challenges the belief that minorities are overrepresented in special education, but some researchers question the methodology.

June 24, 2015

Minorities Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education, Study Finds

Black and Hispanic students may be facing bias that keeps them from getting the special education services they need, according to a new analysis.

March 04, 2015

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

An expert panel appointed by Connecticut's governor recommends in a draft that home-schooled students with disabilities receive individualized education programs and be monitored by their local school system.

November 08, 2014

Tracking the Origins of Persistent Math Difficulties in Young Children

Some factors associated with math difficulties can be seen in children as young as 2 years old, according to recent research.

September 15, 2014

Racial Bias Claim in Special Education Rejected by Divided Appeals Court

Several black families had sued the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, saying it intentionally discriminated against black students in assigning them to special education classes.

August 20, 2014

Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools

About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.

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