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April 09, 2015

Postschool Success for Students With Disabilities Linked to Goal-Setting Skills

A review of recent studies shows some factors connected with postschool employment, education, and independent living, but researchers say more evidence would be welcome.

April 09, 2015

Top Special Education Teacher Dismissed After Months of Strained District Relations

The Multnomah district says Brett Bigham, the 2014 Oregon teacher of the year, was fired because he took too many days off, but Bigham says he was let go because of his sexual orientation.

April 06, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Case on Race and Special Education

The justices declined to take a case involving allegations that a Pennsylvania district funneled a disproportionate number of African-American students into special education.

March 27, 2015

Agency Releases Confidential Info of Thousands of D.C. Students

The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.

March 20, 2015

Complex Special Education Language Confounds Parents

A recent study found that special education language has gotten harder to understand, leaving many parents in the dark.

March 18, 2015

Urban Districts Outperformed By Charter Counterparts, Study Finds

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.

March 18, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Districts Cannot Sue States in Special Education Disputes

Parents are able to appeal due-process decisions to a federal court, but districts have no such right when they have disputes with state departments of education, according to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 18, 2015

Charters Outpacing District Schools in Many Urban Areas, Study Finds

Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.

March 18, 2015

Districts May Not Sue States Over IDEA Procedures, Appeals Court Rules

The case involves "complaint-resolution proceedings" authorized under the main federal special education law.

March 11, 2015

California Task Force Seeks Sweeping Changes to Special Education

A report to the state board of education seeks creation of a "coherent" system, including revision of teacher preparation, support for early learning, and an overhaul of special education financing.

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