An appeals court ruled that a students misidentified as needing special education services cannot seek relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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September 11, 2013
September 06, 2013
The funding will establish a center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. that will focus on instructional strategies in reading and math for students with persistent learning struggles.
August 15, 2013
Bennett and Sally Shaywitz, who have researched dyslexia for decades, are behind an effort to increase dyslexia awareness among African-Americans and Latinos.
July 14, 2013
The LD Navigator, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers resources that doctors can share with patients and their families.
May 20, 2013
The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.
May 15, 2013
Seventeen states do not meet the nationwide average of students with learning disabilities leaving high school with a regular diploma, a report finds.
February 27, 2013
Having all children reading on grade level by third grade must include students with disabilities such as dyslexia, say organization leaders.
December 04, 2012
But the major rewrite by psychiatrists of the definition of autism will include all diagnosed with a form of the disorder now, one expert says.
October 20, 2012
When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.
October 10, 2012
Children with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, make up 5 percent of all students. If those dyslexic students don't succeed, schools can't close the achievement gap between student with and without disabilities.