In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.
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October 12, 2012
October 01, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.
September 27, 2012
The court ruled that there is "no basis to distinguish between out-of-district, but in-state, moves and out-of-state moves in the IDEA or in case law" and rejected the school district's theory that compensatory educational services were "subsumed within the education that he was currently receiving" from his new school district.
September 20, 2012
The 84,000-student district agreed to find ways to eliminate the delays in evaluation and improve special education overall.
July 20, 2012
The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.
July 19, 2012
The House version of the spending bill allows teachers in alternative certification programs to count as "highly qualified" as long as they are working toward certification and are part of a recognized program, for another two years.
July 02, 2012
When students with disabilities move to the workplace as part of their education, school districts must consider whether those settings are segregated and if these students could thrive in a more inclusive setting with the right supports.
June 29, 2012
Erasing lifetime limits on coverage and prohibiting companies from denying coverage for a preexisting condition are especially important for children and adults with disabilities.
June 14, 2012
The National Center on Learning Disabilities, which is urging calls to senators to ensure a provision about an alternate path to being considered a highly qualified teachers is killed, notes that students with disabilities, English-language learners, poor students, and students of color are the ones most likely to be taught by uncertified teachers.
June 11, 2012
Results of a new survey by the Council for Exceptional Children show that special education directors still dealing with the effects of the economic downturn are almost universally concerned about the 8 percent budget cut the federal action—or inaction depending on how you look at it—will trigger.