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Special Education: Definition, Statistics, and Trends
What is special education and what do we know about the student special education population and the teachers who educate them?
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.MTSS is a powerful framework for supporting student success, but implementation can be challenging. Learn from districts about their MTSS success stories and challenges.Special Education What the Research Says Braille and Language Development: What Teachers Should KnowA more nuanced understanding of Braille among educators could lead to better literacy instruction for students with impaired vision.Special Education What the Research Says How Do You Sign 'Pi'? New Sign-Language Terms Could Boost Scientific LiteracyScientists are developing a sign-language lexicon of scientific terms for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.Special Education Obituary Judy Heumann, a Powerful Advocate for Special Education and Disability Rights, Dies at 75The renowned activist who helped secure legislation protecting the rights of disabled people, has died at age 75.Special Education Some ADHD Medications Are in Short Supply. Schools Are Feeling the FalloutA nationwide shortage of Adderall or its generic version has families and school nurses scrambling.Special Education Universal Screening for Dyslexia Isn't EnoughA growing number of states are requiring schools to screen students for dyslexia, but advocates say that's just the first step.Special Education Letter to the Editor Teach Both General and Special Education With a Purpose"Education is about creating an environment where everyone can learn and grow," says this letter to the editor.Special Education Q&A This Teacher Helps Students With Disabilities Find Agency Through CommunicationAn award-winning special education teacher shares insights on pandemic recovery and building agency for students with disabilities.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Hear from industry experts how to bring access to math for any learner with the concrete visual abstract sequence (CVA), a research based...Special Education Supreme Court Seems in Favor of Deaf Student's Right to Sue School District Under the ADAMiguel Luna Perez was there as the justices weighed issues in his case over his district allegedly failing to provide trained interpreters.Special Education A Deaf Student Says His School District Failed Him. The Supreme Court Will DecideMiguel Luna Perez received inadequate assistance for 12 years, his suit says. The high court will decide if he can pursue money damages.Special Education 'Better Defined by Their Strengths': 5 Ways to Support Students With Learning DifferencesWhat are effective ways schools can support students with learning differences? Educators on social media weighed in.Special Education Q&A Why Special Education Research Is So Important NowThe outgoing commissioner of the National Center on Special Education Research outlines the challenges ahead.Special Education Special Education Funding Is 'Fundamentally Broken,' Researcher SaysFederal funding for special education services has stayed largely flat over the past two decades.Special Education Feds Flag Districts' Failures to Serve Students With Disabilities. But That’s Only the StartFairfax County Schools in Virginia agreed to evaluate students with disabilities for extra services following school closures.