Special Education

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  • Special ed classification rates show need for targeted support

    (Pa.) Disparities in special education classification rates between states, especially among some subgroups, may be reflective of school or district resources rather than discriminatory practices, according to new research.

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  • Bringing special ed admin. under general ed umbrella

    (Calif.) One of the fundamental goals of the nation’s primary law governing education services to students with disabilities is that they be taught as often as possible among their peers in the general education classroom.

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  • Does “America first” mean civil protections come last?

    About 60 years ago, the 101 Airborne Division of the United States Army entered Little Rock Arkansas about the same time that President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the National Guard throughout the state. The reason for this massive display of force was to protect the well-being of nine black students who were intent on attending the all-white Central High School in that city.

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  • Lawmakers vote to ban cap on providing special ed. services

    (Texas) The Texas Senate voted unanimously to remove a recommended cap on the percentage of students allowed to receive special education services in schools late last month in a move that is being applauded by advocates for students with disabilities.

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  • Engagement of parents with SWD still a challenge

    (Calif.) School administrators should be careful to fully engage parents of students with disabilities and not address the process as simply a compliance function, officials told a select committee meeting on children with special needs Monday.

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