Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.
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November 26, 2012
November 21, 2012
The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.
November 13, 2012
A newspaper report delving into Florida's practice of housing some children with severe disabilities in nursing homes corroborates U.S. Department of Justice concerns about the children's care.
November 05, 2012
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.
October 22, 2012
When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.
October 18, 2012
In what may be a first-of-its-kind penalty, the feds used a provision in federal law that allows cutting a state's federal special education grant, permanently, if the state cut its special education budget without the right justification.
September 18, 2012
New Hanover schools are complying with a state law that allows practices including seclusion rooms to deal with aggressive student behavior.
September 12, 2012
Among other things, the state turned down about $40 million that would have helped care for these children at home because the money was associated with the Affordable Care Act.
September 06, 2012
A new analysis of the cost of special education concludes that by cutting special education personnel in high-spending districts to the national average, the country could save up to $10 billion a year and improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
September 04, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is still considering whether and when to cut South Carolina's special education funding following the state's unapproved budget cut three years ago.