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  • Opioid abuse has impact on special ed

    As the nation continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, it might be a good time to remind school officials that federal law in some cases considers drug addiction a disability.

  • Title I carryover provision: expend funds now

    One of the principles of federal education funding that survived the 2016 rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Act is the carryover provision.

  • Best practices: annual schedule to ensure FAPE services

    The Individuals with Disabilities Act mandates that students identified with a disability are to be placed and served appropriately at the beginning of school. It is important that someone within the administration of the special education program take serious this responsibility and organize protocol to ensure schools are addressing this requirement.

  • SPSA still a valuable intervention tool

    January is a good time for managers overseeing federal programs to make sure all is well with oversight of schools identified as needing improvement.

  • ADHD complaints on the rise

    With the number of students in our schools nationally that have been identified with attention deficit disorder continuing to escalate, this population is also a growing source of conflict between parents and administrators.