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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.

November 30, 2012

U.S. House Committee Ponders Federal Role in Addressing Autism

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked those in the autism researchers and advocates to tell them how the federal role in autism research, education of those with autism, and autism-related services should change.

November 08, 2012

Special Education Featured in Some Facets of Election

The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. L...

October 16, 2012

Jobs of Thousands of Special Education Teachers At Risk

The automatic cuts, set to kick in on Jan. 2, stem from Congress' disagreement over raising the federal debt ceiling.

August 01, 2012

Cultural Considerations Rejected in N.Y. Private Placements

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, rejected the bill, saying it would have meant "an overly broad and ambiguous mandate" to send more students to private schools, burdening taxpayers with "incalculable significant additional costs."

July 27, 2012

Special Education Could Suffer Billion-Dollar Automatic Cut

The potential cuts to special education "could translate into the layoffs of more than 10,000 teachers, aides, and other staff who provide essential instruction and other support to 6.6 million children with disabilities," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

July 12, 2012

At Senate Hearing, Witnesses Offer Alternatives to Restraints, Seclusion

The hearing concentrated on how schools and students have and can avoid using restraints and seclusion and address the behavior that may have triggered those techniques to be employed in the first place.

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