This year brought widespread interest in federal special education policy, driven by intense interest in the moves of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
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December 29, 2017
August 28, 2017
Black and Hispanic students otherwise similar to white students in reading are underenrolled in special education, says a study that runs counter to accepted wisdom and federal policy.
June 12, 2017
Students with disabilities who spend 80 percent or more of their day in general education have better outcomes than similar peers, as do those who take a concentration of career and technical education courses.
May 02, 2017
The National Center for Learning Disabilities, an advocacy organization, released its latest "State of Learning Disabilities" report Tuesday, offering statistics, policy recommendations and personal stories.
April 21, 2017
States have adopted some of the restraint and seclusion guidelines recommended by the U.S. Department of Education, but that adoption has been uneven.
March 28, 2017
A two-volume research report funded by the U.S. Department of Education offers a deep dive into the characteristics of youth with disabilities who are transitioning out of high school.
November 15, 2016
Research that find black students are overenrolled in special education are not adjusting for factors other than race that could result in the appearance of overrepresentation, says a new synthesis.
November 02, 2016
A study from the Center for Autism Research finds autistic children may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, partly because a common ADHD screening tool may mistake autism-related social impairments for inattention.
May 03, 2016
Behavior therapy, not medicine, is the recommended first step for children ages 2-5 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but three-quarters are taking ADHD medication.
April 12, 2016
An examination of more than 400 studies of evidence-based interventions for autism, finds that researchers rarely identify the race of their study subjects--and when they do, most of the children studied are white males.