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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.

April 13, 2011

Arizona Adopts Variation of Vouchers for Special Ed Students

A new Arizona law would pay for private tuition, homeschooling, online courses, and college tuition, among other things, for students with disabilities.

April 07, 2011

Federal Bill on Restraint, Seclusion Resurrected

A bill governing the use of restraints and seclusion that passed the U.S. House with bipartisan support last year, but was never voted on in the Senate, has been given new life.

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 17, 2011

Bill Calls on Schools to Report Bullying of Special Needs Pupils

A proposed law would require schools that receive federal money to report incidents of bullying to the federal government and specify whether they involved children with disabilities.

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...."

March 08, 2011

Dogs and horses and iguanas? Oh my.

Starting March 15, the only recognized service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be dogs, with few exceptions.

February 24, 2011

Oregon Bill Seeks to Ban Most Use of Restraints, Seclusion

A bill that would ban school districts from restraining or secluding public schoolchildren in most cases and require training for school personnel who employ these practices is making its way through the Oregon legislature

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