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Special Education Schools Struggled to Serve Students With Disabilities, English-Learners During Shutdowns
The needs of students with IEPs and English-language learners were not often met after the pandemic struck, says a federal report.
Corey Mitchell, November 19, 2020
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School & District Management Schools Seek Cover From Special Education Lawsuits, But Advocates See Another Motive
Special education advocates argue the push for liability protection is a veiled attempt to seek waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation's primary special education law.
Corey Mitchell, July 29, 2020
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Student Well-Being Remote Learning and Special Education Students: How Eight Families Are Adapting (Video)
When it comes to parenting students with learning differences, every family's experience is unique. And that reality has never been more true than it is now as millions of students are out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bridget Fetsko, June 10, 2020
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Special Education Virtual IEP Meetings: A 6-Step Guide for Parents and Teachers
A new resource offers tips on how to keep Individualized Education Program meetings focused and on-schedule.
Corey Mitchell, May 29, 2020
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School & District Management Special Ed. Administrators Press Congress for IDEA Waivers During Pandemic
The requests put the nation's special education administrators in conflict with disability rights advocates who fear waivers will place millions of special education students at risk.
Corey Mitchell, April 16, 2020
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Special Education Just in Time: a Resource Hub on Remote Learning for Special Education Students
Nearly 30 disability rights and education advocacy organizations have launched a new resource hub and online network designed to help special educators during the coronavirus crisis.
Corey Mitchell, April 8, 2020
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Special Education How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice
Very carefully, experts say, while understanding that federal laws governing special education were not written with online education in mind.
Corey Mitchell, April 3, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Teacher Prep Needs More Focus on Students With Disabilities, Report Says
To their detriment, teacher preparation programs 'do not center students with disabilities in their curriculum,' a new report from the Center for American Progress concludes.
Corey Mitchell, January 23, 2020
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Special Education Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019
The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Corey Mitchell, December 30, 2019
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Special Education Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.
Corey Mitchell, May 29, 2019
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Special Education For Special Education Students, 'Regular Diplomas' Can be Watered Down
Individual states allow education teams to change the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, leading to students graduating with a less rigorous program of study.
Christina A. Samuels, November 18, 2016
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Equity & Diversity Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.
Christina A. Samuels, November 4, 2016
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Special Education IEPs Must Be Aligned to Grade-Level Standards, Says New Federal Guidance
An individualized education program is intended to allow a student to be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum, according to recent guidance from the Education Department.
Christina A. Samuels, November 18, 2015
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Special Education Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to 'Stay Put' Ruling
The Monday action by the Supreme Court follows a recommendation from the Obama administration that the high court not take up the case, which involved a private school placement.
Christina A. Samuels, May 18, 2015
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