Left uncorrected, the erroneous data could severely limit the federal education department's ability to monitor, enforce, and oversee potential civil rights violations, the congressional watchdog agency concludes.
A new study shows that homeless children may have the lowest high school graduation rates of any student group, and there is no easy fix for the problem. 'They're individual kids, with individual stories, and individual problems," one advocate says.
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.
Are Black and Hispanic Students Identified for Special Education Too Often or Not Enough? Maybe It's Both
A new study of Florida students suggests that minority underidentification and overidentification in special education is connected to the racial makeup of a student's school.
When Scott Gann learned his son Dustin had dyslexia, he was shocked at the school's reaction. No one there wanted to use the word.
The action is expected to prompt a scramble among states relying on an earlier delay in the policy involving disproportional representation of minorities in special education.
The action is the latest in a long-running legal dispute that has the potential to affect millions of dollars in federal special education funding.
States identify students with disabilities at varying rates because because of different state and district policies, says a report from the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency.
The decision comes after a state investigation of one Tulsa school found that the individualized education programs for students there frequently used generic educational goals.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked why it has taken so long to get guidance to states about a ruling that could affect how many districts use their federal special education money.