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The state has developed an extensive plan for fixing a violation of federal special education law, but federal officials want to see additional corrective actions and plan a visit to follow up.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
The National Center for Learning Disabilities cites shortcomings in how states plan to hold schools and districts accountable and support them in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
Disproportionate discipline in special education is a serious problem, but there are remedies, write Lauren Morando Rhim and Stephanie Lancet.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Despite the implementation of many well-intentioned reforms, special education continues to miss the mark for students with disabilities, write Mark Alter, Marc Gottlieb, and Jay Gottlieb.
February 15, 2018 – Education Week
A Justice Department lawsuit alleging that students were sent to segregated and inferior programs is on hold while an appeals court weighs whether the government can file such cases.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Despite rancorous partisanship, early-childhood education and other pre-K-12 priorities could bridge the political divide, writes David Jacobson.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
School funding must build on the progress of students with learning disabilities, not diminish it, writes Mimi Corcoran.
April 28, 2017 – Education Week
Making federal aid for students with disabilities available has been on the drawing board in conservative circles for years, and the new education secretary has voiced some support for the concept.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
The justices gave a unanimous, but for now partial, victory to a family that sued a Michigan district that barred a service dog for a child with cerebral palsy.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week

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