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May 24, 2019

Dealing With Dyslexia: 'It's Almost Like It's a Naughty Word' (Video)

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.

May 21, 2019

Ed. Dept. Reverts to Original Timeline for Rules on Racial Bias in Special Education

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.

May 08, 2019

Education Department to Appeal Decision on Special Education Bias Rule

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.

April 25, 2019

Who Gets Special Education Services? It Depends on Where You Live, GAO Report Finds

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.

April 10, 2019

Spec. Ed. Ruling 'Moving Toward Implementation' a Month After Judge's Decision

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.

March 27, 2019

What Special Education Cuts Are Really Proposed in the Trump Budget?

Social media has been full of anger over a special education "cut" that isn't really a part of the Trump administration's proposed budget.

March 26, 2019

Trump Plan to Scrap Special Olympics Funding Draws Fierce Reaction

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew fire on social media after a congressional budget hearing at which she discussed proposed cuts, including to the program that fosters sports competition among children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

March 25, 2019

Will Special Education Come Up During DeVos' Budget Testimony?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will likely spend much of her time discussing proposed departmental cuts, but special education funding is not facing any decreases in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget.

March 07, 2019

Education Department Can't Delay Special Education Bias Rule, Judge Says

The rule requires states to use a standard method in determining if districts are biased in how they identify minority students, discipline them, or place them in restrictive settings.

March 05, 2019

National School Boards Association Pushes for Federal Special Education Law Overhaul

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was last revamped in 2004, and the NSBA would like to see Congress take on reauthorization as well as increase funding to states.

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