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November 19, 2020

Schools Struggled to Serve Students With Disabilities, English-Learners During Shutdowns, Report Echoes

A new U.S. Government Accountability Office report found that the needs of students with IEPS and those who are learning English-language skills were not often met after the pandemic struck.

August 20, 2020

Flint's Special Education Students Win Support, Compensation in Landmark Settlement

A small portion of a $600 million settlement will be used to improve services and supports for children impacted by the city's water crisis.

July 29, 2020

Schools Seek Cover From Special Education Lawsuits, But Advocates See Another Motive

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.

July 13, 2020

A Few Parents Have Sued Over Special Education During COVID-19. Will More Follow?

Districts could face a rising tide of special education-related lawsuits and complaints when schools resume, experts say, if they still cannot offer the services that students with disabilities missed out on for months.

April 16, 2020

Special Ed. Administrators Press Congress for IDEA Waivers During Pandemic

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.

April 08, 2020

Just in Time: a Resource Hub on Remote Learning for Special Education Students

Nearly 30 disability rights and education advocacy organizations have launched a new resource hub and online network designed to help special educators during the coronavirus crisis.

April 03, 2020

How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice

Very carefully, experts say, while understanding that federal laws governing special education were not written with online education in mind.

February 26, 2020

ADHD, Other Developmental Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas

Rural families are less likely to use special education or early intervention services than children living in urban areas, a new Centers for Disease Control survey reveals.

January 22, 2020

School Districts Struggle With Special Education Costs

For decades, special education advocates have urged the federal government to "fully fund" the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Here are some examples 'ripped from the headlines' of how the funding gap is affecting school districts.

December 30, 2019

Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019

The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

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