Students With Disabilities
Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up
School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
School Climate & Safety Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to Be Dramatically Limited in Illinois
Lawmakers voted to limit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, following through on promises made after a 2019 investigation.
School Climate & Safety Illinois Schools Secluded and Restrained Children Thousands of Times This Year
Illinois school workers physically restrained or secluded nearly 2,400 students more than 15,000 times this school year despite closures.
Special Education The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From Afar
Teachers of students with visual disabilities struggle to provide 3-D instruction in a two-dimensional remote learning environment.
Special Education 'They Already Feel Like Bad Students.' A Special Educator Reflects on Virtual Teaching
In a year of remote teaching, a high school special ed teacher has seen some of his students struggle and some thrive.
Special Education What the Research Says Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They're Falling Behind
A new survey finds that students with disabilities are struggling in virtual classes, even with added support from teachers.
Special Education Webinar Rebuilding Special Education Supports in the Pandemic
Students with disabilities have been one of the hardest hit groups of students during the pandemic. While many states have prioritized bringing these students back to in-person learning, ongoing closures have forced schools to adapt
Special Education What Biden's Pick for Ed. Secretary Discussed With Disability Rights Advocates
Advocates for students with disabilities want Biden to address discipline and the effects of COVID-19 on special education.
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.
Student Well-Being Federal Civil Rights Data Finds Rise in Reported Sexual Assaults
The finding comes from the Civil Rights Data Collection, a comprehensive look at academic and disciplinary practices in schools nationwide.
School & District Management Explainer Getting Kids to School: Tackling the COVID-19 Transportation Problem
Reducing ridership, "walking school buses," and staggered schedules are among the strategies districts are considering.
Special Education Video Supporting Students with Learning Differences during Coronavirus
Parents of students with learning differences express their concerns for the social and emotional well-being of their children during the pandemic.