Special Education - Page 26

  • Influential autistic advisory group calls for alternatives to restraints

    A federal advisory committee on autistic issues has called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collaborate with the Department of Education on restricting the use of restraints and isolated settings when teachers and others intervene to curtail extreme behavior problems.

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  • SBE approves cut scores for modified assessment - public hearings next

    Taking a major step toward final adoption, the California State Board of Education approved the standards recommended by staff for the California Modified Assessment for English-language arts in grades 10 and 11 and for geometry as well.

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  • Feds release IDEA regs for infants and toddlers

    Over seven years in the making, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation posted guidelines Tuesday for the implementation of Part C of IDEA, the $436 million program that serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

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  • Feds’ relaxed stance on IDEA MOE still faces challenge

    In informal guidance to the field earlier this summer, the federal Office of Special Education Programs relaxed spending requirements for maintenance of effort - a move that was challenged last week by a D.C. advocacy law firm.

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  • Stats show that few special ed students fully re-enter general education

    With regard to one of the primary mandates of special education legislation - the obligation to search and serve" - schools have done remarkably well. Since 1976, shortly after the first federal omnibus special education law was passed, the percentage of children served has risen from 8.3 percent to 13.2 percent. But national and state statistics show three other phenomena that are a bit more surprising and considerably more disturbing. "

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