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January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

January 23, 2015

Elimination of Special Ed. Caps in Draft NCLB Reauthorization Irks Advocates

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities' education task force, a coalition of more than 20 groups, said eliminating the cap would "wipe out a decade of progress."

January 20, 2015

Sen. Chris Murphy Plans to Go to Bat for Students With Disabilities

During the NCLB reauthorization process, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he'll "be judging the draft and every amendment to the draft in part by whether it preserves the gains we've made for kids with learning disabilities."

January 16, 2015

Students With Down Syndrome Grow a Community for Research

A federal registry aims to connect students with Down syndrome to each other and to researchers.

January 16, 2015

Funds for Training Special Education Staff in Alternate Pathways Approved in La.

The state board of education approved $251,000 in funds to help train school-based teams of special education staff in creating new paths for promotion for students.

January 07, 2015

Where Do Special Education Groups Stand on Annual NCLB Tests?

Special education organizations join the debate having lost two of their biggest champions on Capitol Hill, when Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, retired.

January 06, 2015

Study: Dogs Might Improve Social Skills of Children With Autism

Animal ownership may be associated with increased social skills in children with autism, according to a recent study, which might be a win for the class pet.

December 24, 2014

Advocacy Group for Parents of Black Children With Disabilities Cuts Services

The Columbus, Ohio-based National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Differences faced perennial problems with funding, said founder and president Nancy Tidwell.

December 23, 2014

Infant and Toddler Special Education Passed Over for Other Initiatives

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, intended for infants and toddlers with disabilities, has been basically level-funded while other programs for young children grow.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

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