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June 16, 2010

State Financial Health: As Bad As You Think

Could this mean more education cuts ahead?

June 15, 2010

Education Department Responds to State Waiver Story

West Virginia, in addition to South Carolina, has a waiver request pending.

June 15, 2010

States Cut Funding, Advocates Get Anxious

A few states have asked for permission to reduce their special education funding, but with the financial health of states still shaky, experts wonder if more requests are coming.

June 09, 2010

Oklahoma Students With Disabilities Get Voucher Program

The new scholarship program would apply to students in all disability categories, and start next year.

June 03, 2010

Detroit Cuts Summer School for Special Education Students

The reductions comes from a rule change at the state level.

May 20, 2010

Georgia Weighs Rules on Restraint and Seclusion

The Georgia Board of Education has proposed new rules about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools that could be approved as early as its July meeting. The proposed rules would prohibit the use of seclusion, chemical restraints such as prescription drugs, mechanical restraints, or prone rest...

April 16, 2010

Laid-Off Calif. Teachers Wooed for Special Ed. Jobs

A new, statewide push in California is bringing laid off general education teachers into special education, an area with chronic staffing shortages, reports The Oakland Tribune. The California Teacher Corps, an organization of the state's alternative teacher-certification programs, announced this w...

April 14, 2010

One Florida Spec. Ed. Teacher's Take on Performance Pay

A bill passed by the legislature elicits a strong reaction at a school in Clearwater.

March 12, 2010

Ban on Spanking Students With Disabilities Urged

North Carolina children's advocates are asking lawmakers to consider a statewide ban of spanking of students with disabilities in public schools, the Associated Press reports. Speakers at a General Assembly education committee meeting this week asked lawmakers to consider a paddling ban for childre...

March 08, 2010

Idaho Eyes Incentives for Gifted to Graduate Early

Gifted high school students in Idaho could receive scholarships to attend college early, in a proposed law that has recently passed the state's House of Representatives and awaits approval by the state Senate, the Associated Press reported. The law would allow students to graduate from high school ...

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