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October 04, 2010

Tackling Alternate Assessments

An organization leading a group that will create new Common Core tests says students with severe cognitive disabilities can be tested on academic standards.

October 01, 2010

Boston ELLs Who Missed Out To Get Makeup Services

Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.

October 01, 2010

Boston District and Feds Settle on How to Fix ELL Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.

September 28, 2010

Civil Rights Groups Say Race to the Top Ignored ELLs

The needs of English-language learners weren't on the radar screen of reviewers who judged states' applications for the $3.4 billion federal Race to the Top competition, some members of civil rights groups contend.

September 27, 2010

'Retardation' Out; 'Intellectual Disability' In

"Rosa's Law" would remove the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities."

September 24, 2010

Computer Science Education Week Rebooted

The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a resolution to designate Dec. 5-11 as the second annual Computer Science Education Week.

September 24, 2010

Free Resource Friday: Parent Training and Information Centers

These federally-funded centers are available to parents of children with disabilities.

September 23, 2010

Winners Announced in Teacher Incentive Fund Grant Contest

The U.S. Education Department announces 62 winners of its Teacher Incentive Fund grants.

September 23, 2010

FCC Approves E-Rate Changes

Revisions to the federal program are aimed at giving schools increased flexibility with how, when, and where students and teachers connect to the Internet.

September 21, 2010

FCC Chief Expects E-Rate Changes

The FCC chairman praises proposed changes to the federal E-rate program that he says are expected to pass at Thursday's commission meeting in Washington.

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