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July 28, 2015

Providers of Special Education, Dropout Prevention Services Merge

Catapult Learning, which offers professional development and remediation services, merged with Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates alternative school programs.

June 09, 2015

Diplomas and Special Education: Different State Policies, Different Results

This year's issue of Diplomas Count focuses on postsecondary transition, including the different diploma options that are given to students with individualized education programs.

October 17, 2014

Teacher Complaints Follow N.Y.C. Special Education Overhaul

New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.

June 04, 2014

Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.

April 14, 2014

Teaching Conceptual Math Skills to Students With Disabilities

A mother-daughter team argues that reasoning and modeling, rather than teaching math "tricks," is essential for students to gain skills that can transfer to other areas.

March 11, 2014

Education Week Webinar Offers Advice on Teaching Literacy to At-Risk Students

Two literacy experts discussed techniques for teaching literacy in the era of the Common Core State Standards, something that many teachers say they don't feel prepared to do.

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.

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