Special Ed

11/9/2012

11/9/2012

Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.

11/5/2012

11/5/2012

Vermont's 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report announced approval ratings for 19 out of the 20 required indicators.

10/31/2012

10/31/2012

Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

A two year-old overhaul of city special education programs has produced disappointing results, a new analysis shows.

9/25/2012

9/25/2012

Thirteen percent of America's public school students receive special education services. LAUSD closely mirrors this statistic.

9/19/2012

9/19/2012

Placing students in the "least restrictive environment" while still providing them necessary assistance is chief, officials from both the Cedar Grove and Verona school districts said.

9/7/2012

9/7/2012

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

A study released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has found that if high-spending public school districts reduced their special education staffing levels to align with the national median, the country could save $10 billion annually.

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

8/27/2012

8/27/2012

For thousands of Texas parents, the start of the school year has taken on a new meaning: an end to the conflicts, struggles and disappointment with the public school system.

8/21/2012

8/21/2012

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

8/20/2012

8/20/2012

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

To help educators understand new laws and avoid legal pitfalls, PresenceLearning is hosting a free webinar, titled “The Five Legal Pitfalls SPED Directors Must Avoid This Year,” on Tuesday, September 18th at 1pm ET.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

Shortly after he took his new job as superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, Jon Felske became alarmed by the high percentage of students in special education.

8/15/2012

Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center, and FableVision to Lead the iCanConnect Campaign.

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