Improving Special Education While Managing Its Cost

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Nathan Levenson of District Management Group discusses how school leaders can improve the quality of special education even as they manage its cost....

Why Are Students With Disabilities So Invisible in STEM Education?

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In the United States, we lament the lack of diversity in STEM fields and in teacher education, but many of our actions as educators continue to "weed out" students from nondominant communities and those who are differently abled....

Bureau of Indian Education Shortchanges Students With Disabilities

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Inadequate monitoring and a lack of qualified staff left the bureau unable to ensure that thousands of special education students received the services they were due under federal law, a Government Accountability Office reports finds....

FDA Bans Use of Shock Therapy at School for Students With Special Needs

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The FDA estimates that between 45 and 50 students at a Massachusetts school for students with autism, emotional disturbances, and intellectual disabilities are subjected to electrical shocks through electrodes attached to their skin....