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April 16, 2020

Special Ed. Administrators Press Congress for IDEA Waivers During Pandemic

The requests put the nation's special education administrators in conflict with disability rights advocates who fear waivers will place millions of special education students at risk.

April 08, 2020

Just in Time: a Resource Hub on Remote Learning for Special Education Students

Nearly 30 disability rights and education advocacy organizations have launched a new resource hub and online network designed to help special educators during the coronavirus crisis.

April 03, 2020

How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice

Very carefully, experts say, while understanding that federal laws governing special education were not written with online education in mind.

January 23, 2020

Teacher Prep Needs More Focus on Students With Disabilities, Report Says

To their detriment, teacher preparation programs 'do not center students with disabilities in their curriculum,' a new report from the Center for American Progress concludes.

December 30, 2019

Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019

The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

May 29, 2019

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.

November 18, 2016

For Special Education Students, 'Regular Diplomas' Can be Watered Down

Individual states allow education teams to change the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, leading to students graduating with a less rigorous program of study.

November 04, 2016

Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.

November 18, 2015

IEPs Must Be Aligned to Grade-Level Standards, Says New Federal Guidance

An individualized education program is intended to allow a student to be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum, according to recent guidance from the Education Department.

May 18, 2015

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to 'Stay Put' Ruling

The Monday action by the Supreme Court follows a recommendation from the Obama administration that the high court not take up the case, which involved a private school placement.

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