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April 06, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case on Race and Special Education

Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.

April 02, 2015

The Long Struggle to Balance Special Education Compliance and Performance

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

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

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 16, 2015

Bias in Special Education Identification Rarely Flagged by States

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

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

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

Online Crowdsourcing a Potential Tool for Speech Therapy Research

Untrained listeners recruited through a crowdsourcing platform rated speech sounds as accurately as trained listeners, a study found.

February 23, 2015

States' Suspension Rates Vary Widely for Students With Disabilities, Group Says

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

Special Education Sees Small Increases in White House Budget Proposal

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

Spanish Speakers Demand Translation for Special Education Meetings

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.

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