Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.
When Kim Canterbury began working as a substitute special education teacher, she didn’t realize she’d end up taking one of her students into her home as one of her own.
As more students with special needs enter school systems nationwide, educators are increasingly designing their classrooms to boost behavior and academic performance.
Following what one advocate called “absolutely the largest-scale violation” of IDEA, Texas is embarking on what may amount to the biggest single expansion of special education services ever.
School districts in one state now must ask if new students have ever been referred for mental health services. Some parents worry that the information could be held against their kids.
The federal government will increase funding for special ed and allocate money to address the needs of caregivers as part of a spending bill that’s expected to be signed by the president.
The nation’s top special education official is setting a new agenda for the U.S. Department of Education as it works to address the needs of students with disabilities.
Desperate for new teachers — particularly in special education — one state is pouring millions into an effort to turn existing school employees into credentialed educators.
Some charter schools are opening their arms to students in special education, but the challenges of serving a higher-than-average population of children with disabilities can be daunting.
With thousands of additional children in one state expected to soon be eligible for special education, there are big questions about where the teachers will come from.