School Districts Struggle With Special Education Costs

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

For decades, special education advocates have urged the federal government to "fully fund" the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Here are some examples 'ripped from the headlines' of how the funding gap is affecting school districts....

Warren: 'We Are Failing on Our Country's Promise' to Children With Disabilities

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

A new plan from Democratic presidential candidate and former special educator Elizabeth Warren touches on some glaring issues in special education: graduation disparities, hard-to-access school buildings, and discipline practices that disproportionately affect black, Latino, and Native American stud...

On Bilingualism, Bias, and Immigration: Our Top English-Learner Stories of 2019

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Authors: Education Week

Education Week's top English-language learner stories on 2019 explored who's teaching the nation's English-learners and the struggles those educators encounter on the job, how the Trump administration's immigration policies affected students and their families and examined why more schools in the Un...

Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities....