Just months after a teen with autism was restrained and later died, a new school has opened on the campus where the incident occurred and it features many of the same students and staff.
The U.S. Department of Education is laying the groundwork for a reauthorization of the nation’s primary special education law.
In some areas, federal and state dollars for students with disabilities aren’t growing with special ed enrollment and parents and advocates say kids are being denied services as a result.
One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.
More than a month after a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Education’s efforts to delay a special ed regulation, advocates are blasting the agency for continuing to stall.
Officials in one state thought they owed the federal government $33 million for spending too little on special education, but revised estimates show that figure may be closer to $223 million.
Bipartisan legislation to substantially increase Uncle Sam’s investment in special education is back on the table.
After his education secretary spent three days fiercely defending a plan to eliminate federal funding for Special Olympics, President Donald Trump reversed course.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is defending her agency’s plan to end federal funding for a program than benefits children with disabilities.
In many ways paraprofessionals are the foot soldiers of special ed, but federal and state laws are lax, leaving school districts with significant leeway in how they use and oversee paras.