Special Education - Page 3

  • Ensuring FAPE for those students inside justice system

    (District of Columbia) Correctional facilities and local educational agencies charged with oversight of students with disabilities within the juvenile justice system frequently fail to meet federal requirements under IDEA, according to a new brief issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Search for special ed teachers goes national

    (Calif.) Recruitment efforts for special education positions – often the hardest jobs for schools to fill – have been forced to focus on out-of-state candidates as the shortage of teachers across California continues to loom.

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  • Work continues on alternate assessment, testing regs

    (Calif.) State education officials this week will consider numerous changes to K-12 testing regulations that include formal adoption of a new special education assessment that is still under development.

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  • Ruling adds new opening for attorney fees on IDEA suits

    (Calif.) A decade-long legal dispute between San Diego Unified and the parents of a student with special needs drew a recent ruling from a federal appeal court that may broaden the criteria for awarding attorney fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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  • Study finds intentional misdiagnosis of autism

    (Md.) A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders are knowingly misclassified in an effort to obtain greater educational resources, according to new research.

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