Spotlight on Special Education

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Special Education


The Education Week Spotlight on Special Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • The debate regarding cameras in special education classrooms
  • Access to testing accommodations for students with disabilities
  • How vouchers are affecting parents of Special Education students
  • The potential for personalized learning for all students

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

As a method of organizing efforts to help students who are struggling academically, response to intervention has seen widespread adoption.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

Advocates for those with disabilities push to ensure the interests of such students are well-represented in states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts

Students with disabilities will find it easier next year to request accommodations on the SAT, the PSAT, and other tests the College Board runs.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week

A new Texas law requiring such cameras at the request of parents and teachers raises questions about cost, privacy, and even whether they'll help protect children.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week

In order to accept vouchers for private schools, parents of students with disabilities generally must waive their children's individual rights to services under the federal special education law.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

Research triggers a debate on whether students of color are underrepresented—or overrepresented—in special education classes.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

As her son outgrows his rigid special education program, Elizabeth Brown writes that it shouldn't be an "all-or-nothing scenario."
January 27, 2016 – Education Week


Personalized learning for all students offers the promise of removing the stigma students with disabilities now face in the classroom.
June 8, 2016 - Learning Deeply

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