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April 04, 2013

Response to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across States

Data from a soon-to-be published report on RTI implementation shows that some states don't have a framework for evaluating program effectiveness.

September 05, 2012

The Legal Side of RTI and Students With Learning Disabilities

In a new three-part discussion about response to intervention, Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel discusses the legal implications of this approach to addressing and ferreting out learning disabilities.

July 25, 2012

New Film Explores Students With Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities

Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.

July 10, 2012

New Special Ed. Research Will Tackle Deaf Students' Literacy Skills

A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.

June 12, 2012

Case Made for Restoring, Boosting Special Ed. Research Spending

Last year, Congress cut the budget for the National Center for Special Education Research by about 30 percent. Now advocates and researchers are fighting an uphill battle to get that funding restored and keep the progress made in educating students with disabilities moving forward.

May 25, 2012

How Should Students With Learning Disabilities Be Identified?

The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue new set of guidelines on their view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.

May 02, 2012

Common Standards Push States to Focus on Special Ed. Practices

States are incorporating strategies long associated with special education to ensure students grasp the associated content regardless of their learning style or disability.

January 03, 2012

In With the New; Out With (Some of) the Old

Looking over what I wrote about in this space over the course of the year, and what interested readers the most, I have the feeling I will be revisiting many of these subjects in 2012.

December 27, 2011

In RTI Era, is Federal Special Education Law Out of Date?

There are still lots of questions about how response-to-intervention is used, and whether it's being used correctly, considering that federal rules about identifying students with disabilities haven't changed.

August 19, 2011

Survey of School, District Workers Shows Wider Use of RTI

In a survey of nearly 1,400 school- and district-level workers, 68 percent said they are either in full implementation or in the process of districtwide implementation.

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