Special Education - Page 3

  • Feds to devote new center to discipline and SWDs

    (District of Columbia) Cognizant of the lack of support states and local school districts have in confronting behavioral problems among students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is planning to open a new national center devoted to interventions aimed at keeping disruptive students in the classroom.

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  • Feds move to reduce over-representation in special ed

    (District of Columbia) A long-standing policy allowing states to decide how to evaluate the over-representation of racial and ethnic minority groups in special education would be reversed under a new rule proposed Tuesday by federal regulators.

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  • 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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