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June 19, 2013

Braille Instruction Receives Boost From Education Department

In a letter to schools, districts and states, the Education Department notes that special education law requires that blind and visually impaired students should be taught Braille unless an IEP team deems such instruction inappropriate.

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.

November 26, 2012

Cyber Charter Threatened Over Treatment of Students With Disabilities

Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.

October 24, 2012

States Must Tread Cautiously on Evaluations of Special Ed. Teachers

With school reform efforts combining with federal incentives to encourage more districts and states to change how they evaluate teachers, the Council for Exceptional Children shares its views on evaluating special education teachers.

October 09, 2012

New Center: Concerns About Online Options for Special Ed. Students

Parent complaints, teacher training, and accessibility are among the worries of the new Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities.

October 05, 2012

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.

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.

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.

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 26, 2012

Reading Program Ineffective for Students With Learning Disabilities

Reading Mastery is used in all 50 states and internationally, and Reading Mastery Signature is used in more than 6,500 schools across the country.

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