Programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40 percent in two decades.
Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.
Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so.
The parents of a 7-year-old with disabilities are suing after a school bus driver and aide allegedly placed a five-gallon bucket over the child’s head because he has a tendency to scream.
U.S. Department of Education data on how frequently restraint and seclusion are used in the nation’s schools is incomplete and inaccurate, government investigators say.
Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it’s their legal right to have a record of what is said.
After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the “Most Annoying Male” in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school’s principal and three teachers.
Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.
A first-grader with autism didn’t want to face the last day of school, so the boy’s principal met him at home and the two walked to class together.
New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.