Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.
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April 06, 2015
April 02, 2015
As states submit detailed blueprints for improving special education performance, a look back at Education Week archives shows that balancing compliance and performance has been a long-standing issue.
March 18, 2015
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
The case involves "complaint-resolution proceedings" authorized under the main federal special education law.
March 16, 2015
The most up-to-date figures show that, as in previous years, few districts have been directed to use part of their federal special education money for early-intervention services.
March 10, 2015
The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.
February 27, 2015
Untrained listeners recruited through a crowdsourcing platform rated speech sounds as accurately as trained listeners, a study found.
February 23, 2015
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies ranked states and districts on their suspension rates, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
February 02, 2015
The fiscal 2016 spending plan would provide some funds to support promising programs aimed at improving the academic performance of students with disabilities.
January 30, 2015
Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven central Ohio school districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.