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April 18, 2012

S.C. Chief Asks Lawmakers for $36 Million More for Special Education

The federal government is expected to cut the money from South Carolina's share of federal special education dollars on Oct. 1, a penalty for past cuts the state made to its own budget for working with students with disabilities.

April 09, 2012

Special Ed. Segregation Probe Zeroes in on Georgia Ed. Department

Georgia's 27-year-old Quality Basic Education Act may give schools a financial incentive to segregate students with disabilities.

February 28, 2012

New Grading System in Florida Wouldn't Grade Special Ed. Schools

The state is reworking its grading system for schools, and some worry that if special centers for students with disabilities go ungraded, special education students will be pushed out of traditional schools.

February 09, 2012

Kentucky Postpones Ending Read-Aloud Accommodation on State Tests

The state is putting off a change to its state testing program that would have cut back on the use of readers on reading tests for some students with disabilities.

February 06, 2012

Testing? No, No Testing, No Matter What

Anthony Herrera could become ill if he takes high-stakes tests, his mother said, and he was discriminated against because he wouldn't take them. An investigation found he wasn't the victim of discrimination, but Anthony won't take the tests this year, anyway.

February 03, 2012

Kentucky Eliminates 'Read-Aloud' Assistance on State, National Exams

The state board of education banned the use of readers on some state tests, whether that means people or computer software that read text aloud, an accommodation used by some students with disabilities, who also use this kind of help in class every day.

January 27, 2012

Arizona Vouchers for Students With Disabilities Ruled Constitutional

The new version of the state's voucher program passed its first legal challenge, and lawmakers are considering expanding the program to make it available to all students.

November 09, 2011

Questions Remain about Oklahoma Special Ed. Vouchers

Parents have dropped their lawsuit over past tuition because future tuition payments seem secure, but a suit filed against them questions the vouchers' constitutionality.

November 09, 2011

Investing in Gifted Education Could Cost Little, Report Finds

But states have to take steps to change policies and practices related to gifted students to reap the benefits these students could one day provide to the entire country.

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.

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