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After graduating from the Maryland School for the Deaf this year, Gideon Firl plans to enroll at Gallaudet University, where he can continue to receive many of the same social and academic supports.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Md. Senior Chooses University Famed for Serving the Deaf

At Gallaudet University, Gideon Firl is hoping he can continue to receive some of the same social and academic supports he received at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. (May 29, 2015)

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Spotlight on Special Education and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, take a look at how alternative assessments align to the common core, see how testing accommodations differ between consortia, and examine how a results-driven accountability system is giving new life to instruction.

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09/04 07:12 am | Medical Misdiagnosis in the Gifted | Tamara Fisher interviews three experts about the individual and societal impacts of medical misdiagnosis of gifted youth.

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A scathing U.S. Department of Justice letter alleges discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act by a statewide network of alternative schools.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
It's hard to say, but more schools are focusing on building postsecondary transition plans for their students with disabilities.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Despite federal efforts to bring uniformity to high school graduation calculations, states are inconsistent in setting diploma requirements for special education students.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The students with special needs who find the most success in college or the workplace are often those who were taught to stand up for themselves.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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