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In this Spotlight, assess the challenges and opportunities for using RTI to improve reading skills and consider whether RTI can work for teachers in addition to students.

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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
Response to intervention has come a long way from its origins in special education law—but not without some bumps along the way.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Here's a glossary for help in understanding multitiered systems of support, response to intervention, and their related uses.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Martin County, Ky., is using a $1.5 million federal grant to unite its secondary schools in a push to create a better school climate.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Georgia school administrator John O'Connor answers readers' questions about implementing an RTI-like system of supports in their own school districts.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
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
The Texas Education Agency has told schools that they must provide services to all eligible students with disabilities and that they won't be penalized for serving too many children, after the U.S. Department of Education ordered the state agency to end an 8.5 percent benchmark on special education enrollment.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears a special education dispute involving a girl with cerebral palsy who was denied the use of her service dog at school.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh how much students should benefit from special education.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Approaches that have proven effective in working with special education students and English-learners hold potential for helping all students.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

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