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Vermont DoE Report Shows Positive Special Ed Growth

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

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Jackson (Miss.) Schools Could Lose Accreditation Thursday

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.

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Teachers Union Says NYC Special Ed Overhaul Hasn’t Worked

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

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Brookline (Mass.) School Wins Grant for Robot Invention

Brookline-based Beaver Country Day School has been awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of $10,000 to create an automated robotic vehicular independence system that can carry up to 50 pounds for wheelchair-bound individuals or those needing hands-free help to transport cargo. Called JARVIS, students will showcase their prototype at EurekaFest at MIT in June.

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Study Outlines Steps for Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education

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.

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Postgraduation for Special Needs Students

Programs for students with learning disabilities help them move forward into the workforce and/or college.
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Cuomo Puts End to Special Education Bill

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.

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Cuomo Plans to Veto Special-Education Bill

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.

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Experts Can't Explain Drop in Texas' Special Education Numbers

Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas.

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Special Education Change Is Pushed in New York State

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.

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