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Young classmates of pupils with emotional and behavioral disabilities were found to have more absences, lower math and reading scores, and more disruptive behaviors.
September 7, 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
Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 17, 2015 – Education Week
Education Week followed U.S. Rep. John Kline, the head of the House education panel, to Minnesota, where his home-district educators told him what they think about the budget, waivers, and other issues.
March 6, 2013 – Education Week
As director of a regional special education agency, Judy Sorrell has been ahead of the game for much of her 33 years in the field.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week
Federal funding to help states avoid layoffs helped shore up special education, but the money is coming to an end.
July 13, 2011 | Updated: May 10, 2016 – Education Week
Despite its growing popularity, RTI can be an awkward fit with some of the federal grant programs used to pay for it.
March 2, 2011 – Education Week
The federal government is bracing for another round of requests from states on maintenance of effort requirements.
February 9, 2011 – Education Week
Officials walk a delicate legal line as they seek to identify savings in a high-cost, mandated area.
January 13, 2011 – Education Week

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