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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.

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.

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