The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled data from several sources for this first-ever snapshot of children's mental health.
Seventeen states do not meet the nationwide average of students with learning disabilities leaving high school with a regular diploma, a report finds.
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
Some learning disability advocacy groups have said that the draft manual developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is too restrictive.
A recent survey shows that many pediatric specialists offer treatment plans for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that differ from recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Two developers won $10,000 for creating a website that allows users to post comments about businesses that accommodate people with developmental disabilities.
Schools that enroll students using the publicly-funded vouchers must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice cautions.
A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.
Students tested only on the simplest tasks under Texas' new testing regime will not be counted as proficient under state and federal proficiency standards.