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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.

June 27, 2014

Funding Formulas for Special Education Benefit Some Districts, Penalize Others

An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.

June 18, 2014

Ed. Dept. Seeking Comments on Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education

Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.

May 27, 2014

Spec. Ed. Bill Advances in Louisiana, With Backing of State Schools Chief

A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.

May 21, 2014

Louisiana Bill Would Let IEP Teams Make Graduation, Promotion Decisions

High-stakes tests are a barrier for students, say supporters, but the proposed policy will result in lowered expectations for students, other advocacy groups say.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

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