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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.

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.

May 26, 2011

Technology Must Be Accessible to All, Feds Reaffirm

All schools must ensure that any technological device they use is accessible to students with disabilities.

May 18, 2011

Federal Ed Dept. Will Offer Guidance on Restraints, Seclusion

The U.S. Department of Education will for the first time give school districts guidance on when to use restraints and seclusion as ways on children with disabilities.

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.

May 11, 2011

Senate Bill Would Increase Federal Support for RTI

Sen. Patty Murray's bill would put more money into literacy programs, including response to intervention.

May 06, 2011

Changing Special Education by Lawsuit

Is there a method to improve a district's services to special education students that doesn't involve a lawsuit and take years to resolve?

April 27, 2011

Utah Students Stay Home; Oregon Dog Goes to School

Students at Utah's Schools for the Deaf and Blind will have three fewer days of school this year because of budget problems.

April 26, 2011

The $68,000 School Bus Ride

The Los Angeles Unified School District has a new attitude and a new approach to working with charter schools on accommodating the needs of students with disabilities.

April 15, 2011

Updated: Bipartisan TALENT Act Puts Spotlight on Gifted Students

A bill introduced in Congress would expand the focus of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or No Child Left Behind, to put a spotlight on gifted and high-ability students.

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