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November 14, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

November 08, 2014

Tracking the Origins of Persistent Math Difficulties in Young Children

Some factors associated with math difficulties can be seen in children as young as 2 years old, according to recent research.

October 29, 2014

Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.

September 11, 2014

Exercise Before School Can Ward Off ADHD Symptoms, Study Finds

The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.

August 20, 2014

Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools

About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.

August 19, 2014

More Parents Reported Cases of Disabilities in Children In Past Decade

A new study found that parent-reported childhood disabilities increased from 2001 to 2011, particularly among upper-income parents.

July 31, 2014

Study: Inclusion Boosts Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

Peer effects can also have a negative impact, according to researchers in Ohio: Being around students with poor language skills tends to be a drag on children with disabilities.

July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

June 10, 2014

Study: Lead Abatement Could Save Mich. Over $2 Million a Year in Special Ed. Costs

Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.

June 06, 2014

Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities

Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.

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