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March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 11, 2015

School Boards' Group Wary of High Court Decision on Federal Agencies' Rules

The National School Boards Association worries, along with some justices on the high court,about the growing administrative power of the federal government.

January 20, 2015

Sen. Chris Murphy Plans to Go to Bat for Students With Disabilities

During the NCLB reauthorization process, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he'll "be judging the draft and every amendment to the draft in part by whether it preserves the gains we've made for kids with learning disabilities."

December 10, 2014

Student Aid Programs Get Slight Boost in Proposed Federal Budget

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

November 26, 2014

Emotionally Disturbed Students at Greatest Risk of Dropping Out, Study Finds

Among different special education categories, emotionally disturbed students are at highest risk of dropping out, according to a study of 41,000 Utah students.

July 31, 2014

Grant Given to Boost Services for Students With Disabilities in Newark Charters

With a newly awarded grant from the Newark Charter School Fund, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work to better address the needs of students with disabilities in Newark charter schools.

May 29, 2014

Few At-Risk Students Are Able to Turn Around Academically, ACT Report Finds

A study of 245,000 students in Arkansas and Kentucky finds that once students from at-risk groups are identified as behind in an academic subject, it is difficult for them to catch up.

December 10, 2013

NAEP Committee Wrestles With Exclusion-Rate Policy

The body that sets policy for NAEP considers revising the way it reports exclusion rates to distinguish between students not permitted to take the test, and those who decline to do so because it doesn't offer the accommodations they need.

December 09, 2013

Justices Reject Appeal Over Hot Lunch for Student With Diabetes

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal on behalf of a student with Type I diabetes over a school's refusal to heat the boy's lunch.

July 29, 2013

Students With Disabilities Can Skip Gym If They Play Sports

A new law in Illinois allows student with disabilities to skip physical education classes if they take part in an adaptive athletic program.

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