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February 10, 2011

Are Teachers in Training Good Enough for Special Ed.?

Groups advocating for children with disabilities are among those fuming over a Congressional move to reverse a court ruling preventing interns and teachers in training from being labeled highly qualified.

January 31, 2011

RTI Can't Delay Special Education Evaluations, Feds Say

The educational framework can be part of a comprehensive evaluation of students, but cannot be the entire process, according to a recently released memo.

January 25, 2011

How Should the U.S. Treat 'Unaccompanied Minors'?

Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.

January 25, 2011

Military Families Get Boost Under Obama Initiative

A voucher provision for military families is gone, but a new White House focus on the unique needs of the military may draw attention to children with disabilities in military families.

January 21, 2011

On Ed-Tech: Courts, Communication, and Collaboration

Looking for some weekend ed-tech reading? Here's a few things we took note of this week.

January 18, 2011

ISTE: Without EETT, Progress 'Cannot Be Achieved'

The federal education technology program was put on the chopping block in the Obama administration's FY 2011 budget proposal.

January 18, 2011

ELL Researchers Weigh In on ESEA Reauthorization

A group of ELL researchers who aim to shape federal policy have released a detailed Q&A explaining recommendations they've made for big changes for English-language learners in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

January 10, 2011

Learning Disabilities Group Releases State Scorecards

Demographics, funding levels and federal evaluations are included in the two-page documents on each state.

January 10, 2011

E-Rate Compliance Firm Releases App

The Funds for Learning app will allow users to check E-rate funding requests, commitment amounts, eligible service providers, and remaining funding balances.

January 10, 2011

National Research Council To Release Study of ELL Funding

The National Research Council today will release a long-awaited study of the accuracy of the information the federal government uses to identify English-language learners for the purposes of providing federal support for programs for these students.

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