Test Supports for Students With Disabilities Vary From Year to Year

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For students with disabilities, test accommodations can make the difference in their ability to show what they know. But a new study suggests a getting such supports one year is no guarantee of help the next year....

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Dyslexia

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Quiz Yourself: What are the early signs of dyslexia in children, how can educators improve a child's reading accuracy, and what is the state of dyslexia-specific laws in the U.S.?...

Should Fewer Black Students Receive Special Education Services?

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A recent New York Times article states that there is an effort to "delay an Obama-era rule to prevent disproportionate numbers of minority children from becoming funneled into special education classes." Doug Green examines who special education students are and the struggles he faced as a school pr...

What Has This Congress Actually Gotten Done on Education?

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Federal lawmakers had a big menu of issues to tackle, like DACA, student-data privacy, and higher education, during this Congress. But the list of accomplishments may fall short of what many sought or expected....

Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students

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Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data....

What Awaits Education If Republicans Keep the House

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Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief if they keep the House, but it may not mean big changes for education policy, given the lack of momentum over the past years on issues like data privacy and DACA....

Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency'

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Members of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Administrators of Special Education want Congress to preserve Medicaid and allocate more money for special education and gifted education....