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September 12, 2016

How Texas Keeps Special Education Enrollment Low

School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.

July 06, 2015

More States Meet Requirements Under Federal Special Education Rating System

The office of special education programs released its latest annual ratings of states and how well they are meeting the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

March 04, 2015

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

An expert panel appointed by Connecticut's governor recommends in a draft that home-schooled students with disabilities receive individualized education programs and be monitored by their local school system.

February 11, 2015

Survey: Practices Vary at Schools That Must Report on Students With Disabilities

A federally-funded survey found that schools were more likely to adopt certain educational practices and move students to regular classrooms if they were required to report on the performance of students with disabilities.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Posts of 2014: IEPs, Common Core, Education Department Moves

Readers found posts on common standards and their implications for students with disabilities particularly compelling this year.

December 30, 2014

Investigation Alleges Former Seattle Special Education Chief Shared Bids

Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.

December 16, 2014

Judge Dismisses Long-Running Class Action Special Education Suit Against D.C.

The Blackman-Jones case, filed in 1997, said the school system had systemic problems in meeting the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

October 08, 2014

D.C. Council Approves Bills to Improve Special Education

The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.

October 03, 2014

Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.

August 14, 2014

Use of NAEP Scores in Special Education Evaluation System Meant to Be Temporary

The Education Department responds to concerns from GOP lawmakers that it is using the National Assessment of Educational Progress inappropriately to grade states on academic performance.

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