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November 20, 2014

Special Education Charter Schools Vulnerable to Funding Shortfalls

A North Carolina charter school for students with disabilities is struggling with the costs of educating those students and may soon close.

October 21, 2014

New Federal Guidance Addresses Bullying of '504' Students With Disabilities

The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies.

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

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.

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