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November 19, 2014

Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.

November 18, 2014

A Look Inside the Revised Child Care Development Block Grant Bill

The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.

November 04, 2014

Leader of NRA's Newtown Response Elected Governor of Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.

November 04, 2014

Key Education Measures on State Ballots

Voters in a number of states faced ballot measures with major implications for education funding and policy.

October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

October 10, 2014

Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.

October 03, 2014

Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.

October 01, 2014

Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.

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.

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