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June 21, 2011

No Summer Break From Problems with Special Ed.

Summertime doesn't mean parents of children with disabilities can take a vacation from fighting for their children's education.

June 01, 2011

Early Intervention and Longterm Support Key for Deaf Students

The challenges of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing starts signed or spoken language start early and continue for years.

April 20, 2011

The Connection Between Pre-K and Special Ed

In some school districts, high-quality prekindergarten programs kept some students out of special education when they started kindergarten, saving money districts would have spent on intensive, expensive services required for kids who hadn't been in the same pre-K programs.

March 04, 2011

Performance Lags for Students With Hearing Impairments

A study finds that "higher percentages of youth with hearing impairments scored below the mean in reading, math, science and social studies, compared to students in the general population.

March 01, 2011

Q&A on Co-Teaching with CEC President Marilyn Friend: Part II

Collaboration and co-teaching should be part of the agenda for federal education policy, says the president of an organization for special educators in this blog interview.

February 28, 2011

Q&A on Co-Teaching with CEC President Marilyn Friend: Part I

The Council for Exceptional Children president answers questions on the instructional practice.

February 10, 2011

Are Teachers in Training Good Enough for Special Ed.?

Groups advocating for children with disabilities are among those fuming over a Congressional move to reverse a court ruling preventing interns and teachers in training from being labeled highly qualified.

December 30, 2010

Common Core May Offer Boost for Standards-Based IEPs

Ensuring that students have access to the general curriculum has been a goal of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act since 1997.

December 03, 2010

Detroit Wrestles With Inclusion in High Schools

The city is at risk of losing federal special education dollars because of the high numbers of special education students in self-contained classrooms.

September 21, 2010

Special Education: Have No Fear

Special education has done wonders for one blogger's young son, she says.

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