Allison Gilmour, a professor at Temple University, argues that schools need to look more at what services are provided to students with disabilities, not just the setting where those students are educated.
Four new videos show effective special education teaching in action, part of a project illustrating "high-leverage practices" that special education teachers should master and that are applicable to other teachers as well.
States are evaluated by the Education Department each year in how well they meet both the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as how students with disabilities are performing academically.
As expected, the Education Department has delayed a rule that would require states to take a standardized approach in evaluating districts for minority bias in special education.
The money, which will be allocated over three years, is expected to make major and minor improvements to schools throughout the city.
About $8 million will be eligible for compensatory education to students who were affected by an illegal state-imposed age cap on special education enrollment.
Three advocacy organizations say that the Education Department's office for civil rights can't simply ignore the complaints of those who have filed serial complaints and must investigate first.
A survey of educators around the country found that many reported looking up interventions on their own, when they really wanted more formal training, a survey found.
More than 200 commenters have already submitted comments on an Education Department proposal to put off a change in how states evaluate districts for "significant disproportionality" in identifying and enrolling special education students.
Pay-for-success funding approaches have mostly focused on driving down special education enrollment, but these public-private partnerships can also support special education programs, an advocacy organization says.