Special Education - Page 2

  • Schools prompted to fix web access for disabled

    (District of Columbia) The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday the settlement of various claims made against 11 education organizations for failing to provide adequate access to people with disabilities to their websites.

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  • Appeals court: Parents’ rights trumps agency authority

    (Calif.) In a ruling with implications for how disputes over special education services are resolved, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed a parent’s right to a due process hearing regardless of potentially conflicting state laws.

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  • CA moves to formally merge general and special ed

    (Calif.) In what may prove a ground-breaking initiative to unite special education services with general class instruction, state officials are expanding the scope of a new accountability system to involve all students in California.

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  • 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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