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November 29, 2016

Trump's Attorney General Pick Draws Ire of Disability Advocates

Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and president-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, singled out the special education law as contributing to a decline in classroom discipline.

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton Spotlighted Disability Rights Activism in Nomination Acceptance

Clinton revisited her 1970s-era advocacy work at the Children's Defense Fund during her speech accepting the Democratic Party nomination for president.

April 06, 2016

Head of Special Education, Rehabilitative Services Leaving Education Department

Yudin, who has been with the U.S. Department of Education since 2010, did not say in an email to colleagues what he plans to do after leaving April 30.

February 03, 2016

Group Urges Presidential Candidates to Take Stand on Disability Issues

RespectAbility, a 3-year-old advocacy organization, hopes to get presidential candidates thinking and talking about topics that affect people with disabilities.

December 10, 2015

What Does ESSA Mean for Special Education?

Students with disabilities will still have their test scores reported separately, and most will continue to take the general education tests under the newly signed Every Student Succeeds Act.

September 29, 2015

Chicago Plans New Round of Special Education Staff Cuts

The proposed staff reduction will cut about 70 teachers and aides, and has some principals worried that they won't be able to provide adequate services for their special education students.

April 30, 2014

House Education Chairman Seeks Special Education Funding Increase

Special education funding has been a big issue in the suburban Minnesota district represented by John Kline, a Republican.

July 19, 2013

Special Education Groups Criticize House NCLB Rewrite

The groups uniformly disapprove of the elimination of some accountability provisions under the bill, which was approved in the House of Representatives on Thursday.

December 04, 2012

Ratification of Treaty on Rights of Persons With Disabilities Fails

Republican opponents of the measure claimed the measure could threaten U.S. sovereignty and infringe on American parents' rights to raise and homeschool their children as they wish.

December 03, 2012

Disability Rights, Access to Education Vary Around the World

The fate of American approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is unknown as opponents say it will effect the ability of parents in the United States to homeschool their children.

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