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October 24, 2011

Separate Education for Those in Special Education? Possibly

Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.

October 18, 2011

Disabilities Advocacy Group Opposes Harkin-Enzi ESEA Bill

The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.

September 30, 2011

President Signs Autism Law, Providing Millions for Research

Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.

September 29, 2011

Los Angeles Pledges to Make Magnet Schools More Inclusive

The Los Angeles Unified School District pledges to be more inclusive of students with disabilities at its magnet schools.

September 23, 2011

Disability Groups React to Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan

While many wanted a departure from NCLB, some unknowns remain about what states will do with their new-found flexibility when it comes to students with disabilities.

September 20, 2011

ESEA Proposals, NCLB Waivers Trouble Special Ed. Advocates

Change the No Child Left Behind law in the short and long terms could erase some of the progress the law has made for students with disabilities.

September 12, 2011

Autism Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Committee

A bill that provides for $231 million in spending on autism research, keeping several programs already in action going, cleared one hurdle to its passage.

September 09, 2011

Federal Health Agency Must Do More on Restraints, Seclusion

A federal committee wants more done to ensure children and adults subjected to restraints or seclusion are kept safe.

September 08, 2011

Life Paths Diverge for Young Adults With, Without Disabilities

Six years after high school, students with disabilities are less likely to have gone on to postsecondary schools than their classmates without disabilities, less likely to have financial independence, but a little more likely to have children, according to a new study.

August 12, 2011

S.C.'s Penalty for Cutting Special Ed. Spending Delayed

The delay raises questions about whether such penalties for states that cut education spending without federal approval are meaningful.

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