Special education advocates argue the push for liability protection is a veiled attempt to seek waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation's primary special education law.
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In a new Government Accountability Office report, districts cite funding constraints as the main reason for not making their buildings accessible, a longstanding problem.
April 16, 2020
The requests put the nation's special education administrators in conflict with disability rights advocates who fear waivers will place millions of special education students at risk.
January 31, 2020
Delaware is among three states using federal grants to develop school and district leaders who understand the complexities of special education.
September 18, 2019
When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.
May 24, 2019
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.
April 10, 2019
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.
June 25, 2018
The money, which will be allocated over three years, is expected to make major and minor improvements to schools throughout the city.
September 12, 2016
School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.
July 25, 2016
The Reno Gazette-Journal spent two years investigating special education in Washoe schools, the state's second-largest district, and found a district that has poorly served students with disabilities