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The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week
Some are pleased with elements of the measure approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, though concerns remain.
May 6, 2015 – Education Week
A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind.
April 1, 2015 – Education Week
A task force report two years in the making recommends significant changes to the state's education system to improve achievement for students with disabilities.
March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Minorities and students with disabilities are disciplined at a disproportionate rate, researchers say, and there are wide variations among states and districts.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week
Education savings accounts—which allow parents to use public funds to customize schooling for their children—are the newest frontier in school choice.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
February 18, 2015 – Education Week
Worries over federal compliance slow implementation of a new law giving school-based teams the power to develop course-completion and graduation standards for some special education students.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
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

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