Special Education

The latest news about special education, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

—Brittany Greeson for Education Week

In Flint, Schools Overwhelmed by Special Ed. Needs in Aftermath of Lead Crisis

The children exposed to high levels of lead-laced drinking water from Michigan's Flint River are entering schools now and the school system is straining to meet their special education needs. (August 26, 2019)

EDUCATION WEEK EXPERTS

Subject-matter experts featured for this topic include:

Video: A Colorado Leader Taps Teacher Specialists to Serve All Students

Issue Backgrounder

On Special Education Blog

02/19 03:05 pm | Autistic School Board Member Pushes for Inclusion, Understanding | Schools are "still dealing with the belief that children [with disabilities] can't be educated with their peers," says Nicki Vander Meulen, an autistic school ...

Related Webinars

Special Report

Special Education: Practice & Pitfalls
Educators and parents use a range of promising tools as they work to serve the needs of the nation’s 6 million students with disabilities amid continuing challenges.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Response to Intervention?
What are the essential components of response to intervention (RTI) initiatives, how have schools struggled to implement RTI, and what factors have contributed to school improvement?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Dyslexia?
What are the early signs of dyslexia in children, how can educators improve a child's reading accuracy, and what is the state of dyslexia-specific laws in the U.S.?

INFOGRAPHIC

Minorities in Special Education: Which Districts Are Out of Line?
Here's a look at which districts identified themselves as having racial and ethnic disparities in special education in the 2015-16 school year.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

The requirement that states create ambitious blueprints to improve student performance under the Every Student Succeeds Act mirrors efforts by special education officials to focus on results, not just compliance.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Districtwide school discipline reforms can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Superintendents Robert Runcie and Antwan Wilson would know.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
The agreement boosts federal aid for Title I and special education through September, but K-12 cuts could loom for fiscal 2018 to pave the way for defense increases.
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
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.
April 12, 2017 – Education Week
Schools and districts can preempt costly litigation by improving education for students with disabilities, writes Richard Lee Colvin.
April 11, 2017 – Education Week
Democrats grilled Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on the stance he's taken toward the level of services due students with disabilities, even as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the issue.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Advocates for children with disabilities cheer a high court decision setting more-ambitious academic expectations for those in special education, while district administrators have a more measured response.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Experts on children with disabilities are cheering a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court as a clear win that establishes more-ambitious academic standards for special education students.
March 24, 2017 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented