Special Ed

8/14/2012

8/14/2012

The District is opening extra public school classrooms for special education students with emotional disturbances, as part of an effort to reduce the large number of students who are sent to costly private facilities when public schools can't serve their needs.

8/10/2012

8/10/2012

After a two-year pilot phase, changes to the teaching of special education students are coming to almost all the schools in the massive New York City public school system.

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have made school districts responsible for funding the placement of special education students in the private school of their family’s choice.

7/31/2012

7/31/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will veto a bill requiring school officials to consider religion and other family beliefs when approving taxpayer-funded tuition for special-education students at private schools, an administration official said.

7/30/2012

7/30/2012

New cutting edge technologies will help give students with print disabilities the same opportunities as their peers.

7/17/2012

7/17/2012

New York State’s program of special education services to prekindergarten children with learning, developmental or other disabilities clearly needs stronger oversight. The program has been beset by rising costs, conflicts of interest and outright fraud in private companies providing these services.

7/5/2012

7/5/2012

Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

7/2/2012

7/2/2012

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

Two of Curriculum Associates’ leading BRIGANCE assessments are now aligned with the PCI Reading Program to help special education teachers integrate reading curriculum.

6/25/2012

6/25/2012

The Oakland school district's special-education programs will take a $4.3 million hit next school year under a plan to fix a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall discovered just a month ago.

6/25/2012

A panel of special education administrators and clinical experts will share first-hand experiences of their use of telepractice during a free webinar hosted by PresenceLearning on July 12th at 1pm ET.

6/22/2012

6/22/2012

As a new federal report found that charter schools aren’t enrolling as many special-education students as traditional public schools, legislation designed to address that imbalance in New York remains stalled.

6/21/2012

6/21/2012

Charter schools in most states continue to enroll proportionately fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, a new government report shows.

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