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September 02, 2014

Seattle Grappling With Long-Running Problems in Special Education System

The district's special education leader has been placed on paid leave, exacerbating leadership and communication problems in the school system, which serves about 7,000 students with disabilities.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

August 28, 2014

Special Educators in Pennsylvania Districts Set Strike Date

The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.

August 25, 2014

Medicaid Reimbursement Woes Still Plague New York

New York State and the New York City school district tightened up Medicaid reimbursement rules in the wake of a record-setting settlement in 2009, but now the city is missing out on money it deserves, according to the city comptroller.

August 15, 2014

Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?

Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.

August 14, 2014

Use of NAEP Scores in Special Education Evaluation System Meant to Be Temporary

The Education Department responds to concerns from GOP lawmakers that it is using the National Assessment of Educational Progress inappropriately to grade states on academic performance.

August 12, 2014

Special Education Evaluation Process Under Fire From Senate Republicans

The "results-driven accountability" framework unveiled in June is an example of overreach from the U.S. Department of Education, says a letter from Republican leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.

August 01, 2014

New York Drops Proposal for Out-of-Level Testing in NCLB Waiver Extension

The state had sought the ability to test certain students with disabilities on tests up to two years below their official instructional level.

July 17, 2014

D.C. Council Set to Vote on Special Education Improvements

Observers say the District of Columbia schools, which has had a dysfunctional special education program for years, has been making notable improvements.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

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