Special Education

The latest news about special education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Special Education

On Special Education Blog

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.

Related Webinars

Special Education Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the achievement gap for students with disabilities and strategies to help them succeed in the classroom.

Special Collection

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.

Videos on Special Education

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

While special education teachers hope the standards will help students with disabilities access the general curriculum, they struggle to align individualized education programs to the rigorous academic goals.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
The developers of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards wrestle with how to provide assistive technology for students with disabilities, while assuring test security.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
The consortia developing common assessments are taking different approaches to addressing the controversial issue of accommodations for students with print-related disabilities.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
A dispute before the state's high court is part of a trend of funding-equity cases that touch on state responsibility for early-childhood education.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has led major changes in the city's school system since he took the office in 2002.
October 29, 2013 – Education Week
School districts are cutting professional development and technology and shifting money from general education as they cope with the impact that federal funding cuts are having on the flow of money to special education programs.
October 2, 2013 – Education Week
A "landmark" agreement prompted by a U.S. Department of Justice probe is opening new doors for students with intellectual disabilities in Providence, R.I.
September 25, 2013 – Education Week
The Providence, R.I. district was rocked earlier this year when a U.S. Justice Department investigation found the system was improperly segregating high school students with intellectual disabilities. Since then, the school system has been working to fully incorporate these students into their high school.
September 24, 2013 – Education Week
Language translations and a read-aloud option are among the accommodations approved by the Smarter Balanced group.
September 18, 2013 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented