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September 15, 2014

Appeals Court Rejects Suit Alleging Race Bias in Special Education Placements

A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit alleging that a Pennsylvania district acted with racial bias when it disproportionately assigned African-American students to special education.

September 03, 2014

Nebraska Program Addresses Special Ed. Teacher Shortage

The program will consolidate a dual credential process to allow aspiring teachers to earn a certification in K-12 special education.

August 14, 2014

Arne Duncan Extends NCLB Waivers For Five States, Some With Caveats

Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, but two of the extensions come with some pretty big asterisks.

August 12, 2014

Senate Republicans Question New Criteria for Special Ed. Evaluations

Senate Republicans are concerned about the U.S. Department of Education's authority to change evaluation criteria for state special education systems.

August 07, 2014

How Can Teachers Build on Gifted, Hyperactive Students' Strengths?

New studies provide insight into ways to help students with attention deficits succeed academically.

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.

July 09, 2014

Abundance of School Choice Doesn't Guarantee Access, Quality

The Center on Reinventing Public Education finds that many parents, especially those with less education or special needs children, face barriers that limit their ability to choose schools, even in cities with large school choice programs.

June 20, 2014

Denver Special Ed. Gap Not Driven by 'Counseling Out,' Says Study

A study from the Center on Reinventing Public Education looks at enrollment numbers of special needs students in Denver charters and traditional schools.

June 06, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Nation's Most Common School Choice Policy

A large-scale analysis of multiple years of Colorado data finds that low-income students are less likely to transfer between school districts and more likely to return to their home districts if they do transfer.

June 05, 2014

High School Music, NCLB Mainly Exist in Harmony, Study Finds

Average high school music enrollment rates have remained flat for about three decades but have declined for Hispanics, special education students, and English-learners since NCLB became law, a new study finds.

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