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Federal officials are looking more at how well students with disabilities are taught, and less on strict compliance with voluminous regulations.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Advocacy groups seek to publicize the problem of sexual abuse of students with disabilities, highlighting strategies to protect a population statistically more likely to be victimized.
June 24, 2014 – Education Week
Neuropsychologist David H. Rose, a principal architect of Universal Design for Learning, says classrooms need a richer mix of resources and more emotion.
June 18, 2014 – Teacher
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
A measure passed by the Louisiana legislature would give teams of teachers, administrators, and parents wide latitude in setting graduation and promotion requirements for students with disabilities.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
Fueled by a federal "innovation" grant, the initiative aims to improve the academic, socialization, and communications skills of students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
Schools are using a variety of approaches to improve social interactions between students with developmental disabilities and their typically developing peers.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
But the two state consortia both aim to provide a more-inclusive experience for English-language learners and students with disabilities.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week
The two organizations, both federally funded, are developing alternate assessments for students with severe cognitive disabilities, but are working under very different theories of learning.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week

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