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February 24, 2014

N.J. Enters Agreement on Inclusion for Students With Disabilities

The federal court settlement was prompted by a long-running lawsuit filed by four disability advocacy groups.

July 29, 2013

Ed. Dept. Leaders Say Special Education Offers Lessons for All

Special educators at the yearly IDEA Leadership Conference in Washington have experience with many national initiatives under discussion, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told them.

July 02, 2013

Florida Law Enhances Special Education Rights

One change will require parents to agree to special diploma tracks or placement in alternative schools.

June 18, 2013

Los Angeles Moves to 'Mainstream' Hundreds of Students

The district must comply with a consent decree to reduce, by 33 percent, the number of students enrolled in

June 07, 2013

Illinois Ponders New Inclusion Rules

The state is considering doing away with rules that limit the number of students in special education that can be in a general education classroom.

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.

October 01, 2012

N.J. District Cited for Segregating Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.

August 03, 2012

New Center Will Aim to Develop More Effective Special Educators

The U.S. Education Department's office of special education will spend up to $5 million on the creation of the Center to Support the Development of Effective Educators to Serve Students with Disabilities.

July 03, 2012

Even in 'Mean' Schools, Teams With Students With Disabilities Thrive

Unified Sports teams aren't guaranteed to succeed: Mixing students with intellectual disabilities with their classmates may not work at every school. But some schools have been pleasantly surprised when they did.

July 02, 2012

'Least-Restrictive Environment' Must Be Considered at Workplace, Too

When students with disabilities move to the workplace as part of their education, school districts must consider whether those settings are segregated and if these students could thrive in a more inclusive setting with the right supports.

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