Special Education Older Students Face Time Crunch in Getting Crucial Special Education Services
Many students with disabilities missed out on key transition services during the pandemic. Advocates are pushing schools to make up for lost time.
Special Education L.A. Agrees to Do More After Failing on Special Education. Could Other Districts Be Next?
The district failed to meet the needs of students with disabilities during the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education found.
Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?
States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.
Special Education A Few Parents Have Sued Over Special Education During COVID-19. Will More Follow?
Districts could face a rising tide of special education-related lawsuits and complaints when schools resume, experts say, if they still cannot offer the services that students with disabilities missed out on for months.
Law & Courts Hawaii Settles Lawsuit on Illegal Age Limit for Special Education
About $8 million will be eligible for compensatory education to students who were affected by an illegal state-imposed age cap on special education enrollment.
School & District Management Out-of-State Move Doesn't Absolve District of Spec. Ed. Obligations
The court ruled that there is "no basis to distinguish between out-of-district, but in-state, moves and out-of-state moves in the IDEA or in case law" and rejected the school district's theory that compensatory educational services were "subsumed within the education that he was currently receiving" from his new school district.
Law & Courts Milwaukee Challenges Compensatory Education Ruling
The district has been asked to track down potentially thousands of students who did not get the special education services they were entitled to in school.
Law & Courts Milwaukee Judge Orders Compensatory Special Education
A ruling in a long-running lawsuit will require the district to track down former students who weren't properly provided special education services.
Education Title I Director Reflects On 30-Year Crusade for Children
Mary Jean LeTendre, director of compensatory education programs, which include Title I, is retiring, after a 30-year career in the federal government. She leaves with a reputation as one of the department's best-liked and most committed employees.
Federal New Study of Title I Will Examine Program Under States' Standards
The Department of Education has awarded a contract for a major new evaluation of the Title I compensatory education program.
Education Capital Digest
Refonns in Chapter 1 regulations mandated by the Congress in 1988 have not done enough to improve the compensatory-education program's services for children, an interim report from a national assessment of the program concludes.
Education Second Appeals Court Upholds Rule on Chapter 1 Aid
A federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. Education Department's rule on the allocation of Chapter 1 compensatory-education aid to students in religious schools, the second ruling of its kind at the appellate level.
Education Rule Would Expand Participation in Chapter 1 Activities
WASHINGTON--Education Department officials are said to be preparing regulations that would allow children ineligible for Chapter 1 services to participate in activities funded by the federal compensatory education program.
Education State Officials Rush To Start Monitoring Chapter 1 Programs
As of late last week, officials in 28 states had assured the Education Department that they had developed plans for monitoring the performance of Chapter 1 compensatory-education programs, a department official said.