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02/23 08:17 pm | Education Department Officially Proposes Delay of Special Education Bias Rule | As expected, the Education Department wants to delay by two years a rule requiring states to take a stricter approach for monitoring their districts for minority ...

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A Geneva-based philanthropy has invested more than $28 million in the past six years to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning impairments that haven't been formally diagnosed.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The wave of federal documents is likely to continue in the coming months, lawyers who work on special education issues told those attending a conference in Baltimore.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
A scathing U.S. Department of Justice letter alleges discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act by a statewide network of alternative schools.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
June 5, 2015 – Education Week
At Gallaudet University, Gideon Firl is hoping he can continue to receive some of the same social and academic supports he received at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
At the school serving students with emotional disturbances or autism, Christopher Lineman is working on the skills he needs to succeed at a job and extend his education.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week

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