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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.

April 18, 2013

Testing Consortium Releases Draft Accommodations Policy

PARCC seeks public comment on its proposed policies governing the common assessments that students are scheduled to take in 2015.

February 27, 2013

Class Pets May Help Students With Autism Socialize

A new study finds that the presence of animals can help children with autism socialize in classrooms.

December 21, 2012

Draft Accommodations for Common-Core Tests Could Narrow Eligibility

Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.

December 06, 2012

Prenatal Treatment Cuts Learning Deficits in Mice With Down Syndrome

Mice with a Down syndrome-like condition had better memory and learning skills after being treated while still developing in the womb, new research shows.

November 21, 2012

Oklahoma Court Upholds Special-Needs Vouchers

Oklahoma's Supreme Court has turned away a legal challenge to a state voucher program for students with disabilities.

August 23, 2012

One Step Forward, One Step Back For Students With Disabilities?

After 13 years, many schools in San Francisco finally comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but in Boston, parents lose in their efforts to press the district to improve the transition between early childhood and preschool education for students with disabilities.

August 22, 2012

Talk Therapy an Option for Those Using Assistive Technology to Speak

Psychologist Amy Szarkowski figured out provide therapy to work with clients who use communication devices to replace their own voices.

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