Special Ed

4/30/2012

4/30/2012

A teacher accused of bullying an autistic student was placed on paid leave Friday.

4/27/2012

4/27/2012

Stuart Chaifetz gave the Cherry Hill school district every opportunity to do the right thing by his 10 year-old son, Akian.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

Spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Communication, relationships, perspective — these themes were the essence of a special education forum led by Superintendent Joshua P. Starr Monday night at Seneca Valley High School.

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Anthony Kuznia was just like any nine-year-old. He was a little unsure of strangers, introducing himself and disclosing his age to a reporter only at the prompting of his grandmother, Janet Luettjohann.

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

The number of students in special education across Oregon continues to climb as schools struggle to meet state graduation and learning targets for them, according Oregon Department of Education data.

4/5/2012

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

To support professionals and parents committed to helping children with autism thrive, Brookes Publishing Co. is holding giveaways of professional libraries during Autism Awareness Month in April. 

3/30/2012

The likelihood of a child’s being given a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder increased more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Bookshare, the global leader in providing digital accessible books to people with print disabilities, announced its 10th anniversary this month. 

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

School Improvement Network and Autism Training Solutions announce a partnership that will deliver much needed, quality professional development to teachers struggling to manage disruptive classroom behavior.

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

Lexia Learning announced that Lexia Reading, one of the nation’s most highly regarded reading software programs, has been endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. 

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Several Ridge (New Haven, Conn.) Road School parents asked the Board of Education to restore seven special education-related positions that were cut from the 2012-13 budget.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

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