Special Education

Latest Stories

  • Critics of Texas special ed policy way off base

    Talk about punishment for a good deed! The Texas Education Agency is under fire from the press, advocacy groups, and now the U.S. Department of Education for working proactively with districts to reduce referrals to special education.

  • Classroom cameras keep watch on special ed teachers

    (Texas) Recent policy revisions made surveillance cameras in Texas special education classrooms mandatory if requested by parents or staff – but teacher groups say lawmakers missed an opportunity to push for increased training to increase achievement and safety.

  • How IDEA is changing the culture and maybe the world

    On a national level, what particular population may have the most influence in elections in years to come? Women? Latinos? African-Americans? The LGBTQ community? How about all the retired flower children? Try people with disabilities.

  • 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.

  • 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.