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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.

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.

June 10, 2020

Remote Learning and Special Education Students: How Eight Families Are Adapting (Video)

When it comes to parenting students with learning differences, every family's experience is unique. And that reality has never been more true than it is now as millions of students are out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 29, 2020

Virtual IEP Meetings: A 6-Step Guide for Parents and Teachers

A new resource offers tips on how to keep Individualized Education Program meetings focused and on-schedule.

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.

January 23, 2020

Teacher Prep Needs More Focus on Students With Disabilities, Report Says

To their detriment, teacher preparation programs 'do not center students with disabilities in their curriculum,' a new report from the Center for American Progress concludes.

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.

May 29, 2019

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.

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