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March 24, 2014

Special Education Funding a Priority for House Education Committee Chairman

The federal government currently pays less than 20 percent of the excess costs of educating a student covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

March 03, 2014

School Appeals Declined on Services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students

The U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals from two California school districts of rulings that backed one-on-one classroom transcription services for two deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

January 15, 2014

Mainstream Technology Gives Lift to Assistive Learning

As assistive technology continues to integrate with typical technology, the students are the beneficiaries. The technology is not enough to keep them in their seats if they are not comfortable using it.

December 19, 2013

House Education Committee Requests Report on IDEA Paperwork Burden

Republican lawmakers John Kline, of Minnesota, and Todd Rokita, of Indiana, want to know why no states have attempted a paperwork-reduction pilot program that was authorized in the 2004 law.

December 11, 2013

Proposed Budget Deal Seen As 'Positive Step' for Special Education Aid

Advocates say the bipartisan budget accord reached by congressional negotiators to roll back sequestration cuts is a good move, but want to keep the pressure on lawmakers.

December 10, 2013

Know Thy Market

To grow an ed-tech startup, you have to know your market. Conversations with the various players involved are invaluable. Use the information gathered to organize talking points based on what is important to each of the players on your radar screen.

October 29, 2013

Performance of Students With Disabilities Hard to Gauge in School Accountability

Variability in state policy makes it difficult to compare states to one another, according to a report from the Institute of Education Sciences.

September 30, 2013

Big IDEA: Blending the Valley

IDEA Public Schools is a high performing K-12 charter network with 30 schools with a current enrollment of over 15, 000 serving low income communities in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Austin. Virtually all of their students graduate and go to college.

September 11, 2013

No IDEA Protections for Students Misplaced in Special Education, Court Rules

Children mistakenly identified by their schools as having disabilities may not bring claims under the main federal special education law, a federal appeals court rules..

August 29, 2013

Hawaii Age Limit on Special Education Struck Down

The state cannot exclude students with disabilities who are 20 and 21 from public schools, according to a federal appeals court.

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