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Emma Kerrigan, right, attends the private Lawrence School in Broadview, Ohio, with help from the state’s voucher program for special needs students.
—Dustin Franz for Education Week

Vouchers Put Some Parents in Squeeze on Special Ed. Rights

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 19, 2016)

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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08/23 05:44 pm | Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia School Network Alleges Disability-Law Violations | The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and ...

Unwrapping the Gifted Blog

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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E-Learning for Special Populations
This special report examines the growing e-learning opportunities for students with disabilities, English-language learners, gifted and talented students, and those at risk of failing in school.

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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
The Institute of Education Sciences has a new chief, new offices, and a new role—but its own reauthorization is still in limbo.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Eight researchers weigh in on how RTI can be implemented successfully.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for students with disabilities say they'll want to be at the table as states hammer out plans to comply with the new federal education law.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Special education teacher Kristin Baningoso shares an activity that she incorporates into her classroom that can help educators explore race and culture topics and get students engaged in meaningful conversations.
December 17, 2015 – Teacher
Decoding Dyslexia, a grassroots coalition founded by parents of children with the learning disability, has a presence in all 50 states and sympathetic ears among state and federal policymakers.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
An atypical partnership is tackling one of the most persistent challenges for the charter sector—serving students with disabilities.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

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