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October 08, 2014

D.C. Council Approves Bills to Improve Special Education

The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.

October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Seeks U.S. Views in Special Education Case

The justices ask the Obama administration if the high court should take up a case involving federal special education law and costs.

October 02, 2014

Creating Common-Core-Aligned IEPs Still a Challenge for Many Teachers

In a Oct. 1 Twitter chat, teachers shared their thoughts on their work with the common core and special education students

October 01, 2014

Judge: 1,800 Hawaii Special Education Students Eligible for More Services

The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.

September 30, 2014

Watchdog Agency Suggests Improvements for Due Process Procedures

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's report notes that many due process hearings take longer than 45 days to resolve, because of extensions granted by hearing officers.

September 16, 2014

Hundreds of N.Y.C. Private School Students Left Without Special Education Services

The Staten Island Advance reports that students in Catholic schools are not receiving the services they are entitled to as part of their individualized education programs.

August 12, 2014

Senate Republicans Question New Criteria for Special Ed. Evaluations

Senate Republicans are concerned about the U.S. Department of Education's authority to change evaluation criteria for state special education systems.

July 29, 2014

Special Education Administrators Urge Supreme Court Review of 'Stay Put' Ruling

Allowing students to potentially stay in private schools until all appeals are exhausted could be an expensive prospect for many districts, argues the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

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