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August 08, 2011

Review of IDEA Shows More Use of Response to Intervention

A new study evaluates many ways in which the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is working, and not. The study finds that more schools are using response to intervention, but fewer schools are able to address parents' complaints.

August 03, 2011

'Serving All Kids, No Exceptions'

By combining response to intervention and positive behavioral interventions and supports and destroying any opportunity for a student with disabilities to be segregated from other students, along with a host of other measures, a University of Kansas professor says all students can benefit, and achieve.

July 26, 2011

21 Years After ADA, Census Reveals Some Startling Statistics

While the Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of many with disabilities, consider observing the 21-year anniversary of this law by reflecting on some ways their lives still could be improved.

July 22, 2011

Bill Would Boost Federal Spending on Students with Disabilities

A new bill proposes the federal government live up to its promise to pay 40 percent of the costs of educating students with disabilities.

July 18, 2011

Feds Cite D.C., Others for Problems in Special Education

For five years running, the District of Columbia has failed to uphold parts of the federal law that governs the education of students with disabilities.

June 24, 2011

'No' From Feds on Special Ed. Cuts in Iowa

Iowa joins South Carolina and Oregon in being denied requests to cut special education spending.

June 22, 2011

Feds Threaten S.C. With $111 Million Cut to Special Ed.

South Carolina may lose about $111 million in federal special education money for cutting spending on students with disabilities for the last two years without an OK from the U.S. Department of Education.

June 21, 2011

No Summer Break From Problems with Special Ed.

Summertime doesn't mean parents of children with disabilities can take a vacation from fighting for their children's education.

June 17, 2011

N.C. Bill to Give Schooling Tax Credits Passes Legislature

North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday approved a tax break of up to $6,000 a year for parents to recover some of the expense of private school tuition or homeschooling for their child with disabilities.

June 15, 2011

Are L.A. Charter Schools Screening Out Special Ed. Students?

While traditional district schools are hard-pressed to turn anyone away, or must find a way to educate them regardless of cost or hardship, charters appear to be using a vetting process that may explain the stark difference in the percentages of students with disabilities enrolled in their schools versus district-run schools.

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