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October 08, 2010

Two Okla. Districts Say No To Special Ed. Voucher Program

Back in June, I blogged about a new special education voucher program in Oklahoma that will pay tuition costs for students with disabilities to attend private schools, starting this year. Now, two Tulsa-area school districts have said that they will not comply with the law, saying that it is an un...

September 24, 2010

Free Resource Friday: Parent Training and Information Centers

These federally-funded centers are available to parents of children with disabilities.

September 02, 2010

New Common Core Tests to Shelve "Modified Achievement Standards"

The department plans to do away with the so-called "2 percent tests" for students based on alternate achievement standards.

August 19, 2010

N.J. Special Ed School Leaders May Face Salary Cap

Gov. Chris Christie wants to cut the salary of the state's top educational administrators to no more than $175,000.

July 28, 2010

Louisiana To Start Voucher Program For Students With Disabilities

The state joins six other special education voucher programs around the country.

July 16, 2010

Delaware Test Results Draw Attention to Accommodations

A score drop is being partially attributed to cutting back on the number of students who have the test read aloud to them.

July 07, 2010

Worth the Effort? A Look at the Value of State Determinations

We've compiled all the state determination ratings and communications from the Education Department in an easy-to-read, interactive map.

July 06, 2010

New Jersey's High Numbers

It's costly to a lot to educate a students with a disability in that state, and there are a lot of students with disabilities there. Why?

June 30, 2010

West Virginia's Modest Waiver Request

The waiver request would shave about $143,000 from the state's budget for special education activities.

June 18, 2010

Rate Your State: Determination Ratings

The Department of Education rates states on how well they're meeting the goals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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