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December 19, 2014

Settlement Agreement Reached in NOLA Special Education Lawsuit

The agreement includes changes to the charter renewal process.

December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin, Special Education Champion, Says Goodbye

Special education has been a big focus for Harkin, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, then the Senate in 1984.

December 11, 2014

New Orleans Special Education Lawsuit Nears Settlement

Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.

December 08, 2014

Landmark Special Ed. Case Confirming 'Zero Reject' Rule Marks 25 Years

In Timothy W. v Rochester, the court confirmed that children with the most severe handicaps are entitled to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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.

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