Special Ed

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013
As students return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars to bring into the classroom. Yet many of these resources will be needlessly discriminatory.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International in Washington, D.C., to establish the Center on Technology and Disability. The center is a collaborative effort among FHI, American Institutes for Research, and PACER Center, designed to help children with disabilities who need assistive and instructional technology to improve their learning.
9/25/2013
Central Washington University’s Special Education Technology Center has received a $360,000 grant for the 2013-2014 academic year to support assistive technology in K12 public schools.

9/23/2013

9/23/2013
Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.
9/23/2013
West of Baltimore, in Ellicott City, a new school for autistic children has opened its doors. The $7 million facility expands the capabilities of what the center can offer special-needs children.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013
Students returning to school will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual programs on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars. Yet even as these new technology-rich environments revolutionize the classroom, few have made provisions for people who are blind, dyslexic, or otherwise print-disabled.

9/6/2013

9/6/2013
On Wednesday, A Step Up Academy, a new K1 school in Jenkintown, Pa. catering to the needs of children with autism, opened its doors. There are currently just two students enrolled.

9/5/2013

9/5/2013
The parents of an autistic first-grader have reached an agreement with the Athens school district over how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a special-education teacher with a severe allergy to dog dander.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.

8/5/2013

8/5/2013
New filings in a major special education lawsuit allege that New Orleans schools still struggle to educate students with disabilities almost three years after the start of the case and almost eight years into a nationally unprecedented decentralization of the city's school system.

8/2/2013

8/2/2013
The Darien school district appears to be one step closer toward healing wounds with parents, now that it has hired an attorney from Illinois to investigate all aspects of special education in the district.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013
In an era of tight budgets, Minnesota has retreated from more intensive adolescent mental health treatment options, at times leaving schools as a setting of last resort for students with problems ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013
With choice programs poised to go statewide, some Wisconsin lawmakers have voiced concern that students with disabilities will be left behind.

6/27/2013

6/27/2013
The State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved a bill last week that would require audits of every special-education prekindergarten contractor by 2018.

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