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July 27, 2015

Still Work to Be Done After 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed by President Gerald Ford in November 1975.

July 14, 2015

Wisconsin Students with Disabilities Have New Voucher Option

The Wisconsin special needs vouchers will be for students with disabilities who were denied an opportunity to transfer to another district under the state's open-enrollment policy.

July 14, 2015

Wis. School Vouchers for Students With Special Needs Survive Early Challenges

Wisconsin students with disabilities who have been denied open enrollment into other school districts are now eligible for $12,000 that they can use to enroll in a private school.

July 07, 2015

University of Hawaii Program to Target Rural Special Education Teachers

The program will allow 30 special education teachers to receive virtual training on working with students with severe disabilities.

July 05, 2015

Why Does Special Education Have to Be Special?

Guest post by Dr. Douglas Green Thanks to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act passed in 1975, students who have some kind of identifiable disability that gets in the way of keeping up with their able peers, get service from special education teachers in schools throughout the United States...

June 19, 2015

Washington State's First Charter School Receives Second Chance

Despite declining enrollment and unstable leadership, Washington state's first charter school has another year to prove that it can provide a sound education for children.

June 19, 2015

Washington State's First Charter School Wins Reprieve

The Washington State Charter School Commission has given the state's first charter another shot at proving it can provide a sound education to students.

June 19, 2015

School, IQ Issues Central to Supreme Court Death-Penalty Ruling

The justices rule 5-4 that a Louisiana inmate deserves a chance to prove that he was intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for execution.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

May 28, 2015

Job Search Advice for Special Education Graduates

Special education teachers should ask themselves and their prospective employer several key questions to determine if the job will be a good fit.

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