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June 01, 2011

Early Intervention and Longterm Support Key for Deaf Students

The challenges of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing starts signed or spoken language start early and continue for years.

May 25, 2011

Report Probes the Future of Special Education

A new report looks at how special education students and the people who work with them have changed during the last decade and concludes that the field needs to change, dramatically.

May 23, 2011

More Vouchers, But at What Price?

This year, 15 states have passed or proposed laws that expand or create vouchers for students with special needs.

May 18, 2011

D.C. Gets Dressed Down in Suit Over Identifying Students

In a case over whether the District of Columbia did enough to identify students with disabilities, the judge was unimpressed by the district's efforts to hand over thousands of documents related to the case.

April 18, 2011

Was District Negligent in ID'ing Student With Disabilities?

Should a Compton, Calif. mother be allowed to file a negligence claim against a school district for failing to identify her daughter's disabilities?

April 06, 2011

Special Education Challenges in D.C., and Everywhere

Will the battle for special education services, when, where, and how much, ever come to an end?

March 28, 2011

Ill. Threatens to Dissolve District Over Special Ed. Failures

The East St. Louis district is in trouble because of a long history of failing to provide the expected special education services.

March 24, 2011

Parents Could Be Repaid Fees From Special Ed Challenges

Parents of special needs students who successfully sue their school districts over Individual Education Programs could be reimbursed for fees paid to expert witnesses, under two bills introduced in Congress.

March 14, 2011

Oklahoma Cited for Issues with Stimulus Money for Special Education

An audit by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General raised some questions about how the state spent some of its federal stimulus money, including special education funds.

March 10, 2011

Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free

A federal judge ruled that "a fair appropriate public education does not require ... the District be able to prove that a student will not face future bullying...."

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