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The new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is retooling the way it provides technical assistance to states on complex issues involving students with disabilities.
December 10, 2014 – Education Week
Ensuring that charter schools don't turn away students with special needs and English-learners is the goal of secret-caller programs in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
December 10, 2014 – Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
October 8, 2014 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week
Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.
October 1, 2014 – Education Week
September 24, 2014 – Education Week
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week
Teach For All, a network in 34 countries, is focusing a new, two-year fellowship on students with what it terms "learning differences."
September 10, 2014 – Education Week
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
August 27, 2014 – Education Week
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

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