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December 22, 2011

No Child Left Behind Waivers Leave Behind Students With Disabilities

What concerns the National Center for Learning Disabilities about the applications 11 states filed with the Education Department seeking waivers from the No Child Left Behind law? What they don't say.

October 31, 2011

How Many Students With Disabilities Take the NAEP?

A recent study explored how many students with disabilities actually take the test known as the Nation's Report Card.

October 24, 2011

Separate Education for Those in Special Education? Possibly

Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.

October 20, 2011

A Separate Education System for Students With Disabilities?

"When a student with a disability takes a different assessment than a student without a disability, there is no way to compare their performance, no way to accurately measure achievement gaps and no way to know how well they have grasped the grade-level content."

October 18, 2011

Disabilities Advocacy Group Opposes Harkin-Enzi ESEA Bill

The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.

October 14, 2011

Test Result: No School for Student with Asperger Syndrome

After the mother of a South Carolina student with Asperger syndrome kept him from taking the state's annual exams last school year, his charter school said he can no longer be a student at their school.

October 12, 2011

Price of ESEA Bill Too Steep for Students With Disabilities?

Some fear the proposed bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, would, if passed, undo years of progress regarding students with disabilities.

September 23, 2011

Disability Groups React to Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan

While many wanted a departure from NCLB, some unknowns remain about what states will do with their new-found flexibility when it comes to students with disabilities.

September 20, 2011

ESEA Proposals, NCLB Waivers Trouble Special Ed. Advocates

Change the No Child Left Behind law in the short and long terms could erase some of the progress the law has made for students with disabilities.

August 31, 2011

Entering a Special Reality

While the school year hasn't quite started for thousands of students, many are in the throes of the school year. Some of the teachers and staff that work with students with disabilities will be learning along with their students, or already are.

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