Special Education

Special Education Teachers a New Focus for Betsy DeVos Voucher Push
April 29, 2020



After years of frustration in her attempts to expand education choice, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is picking up steam.
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Betsy DeVos Sees 'No Reason' to Waive Core Elements of Special Education Law
April 27, 2020



Congress should not grant flexibility from the federal special education law's key components in response to the coronavirus pan...
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Autism Amid Uncertainty: Expert Advice for Parents and Teachers
April 22, 2020



Sheltered at home, away from friends and the familiarity of school, millions of students around the country are grappling with stress and uncertainty—and things could be especially trying for the estimated 710,000 school-age children and young adults with a...
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Special Ed. Administrators Press Congress for IDEA Waivers During Pandemic
April 16, 2020
The requests put the nation's special education administrators in conflict with disability rights advocates who fear waivers will place millions of special education students at risk.
Just in Time: a Resource Hub on Remote Learning for Special Education Students
April 8, 2020


Nearly 30 disability rights and education advocacy organizations have launched EducatingAllLearners.org, a resource hub and online network designed to answer questions and provide...
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Education Groups Seek Over $200 Billion in New Coronavirus Emergency Aid
April 7, 2020




Schools need to help them deal with the coronavirus, several education groups, including the two national teachers' unions, have told congressional leaders—well a...
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How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice
April 3, 2020


The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act outlines specific requirements for identifying and educating children with disabilities, but the coronavirus crisis has ...
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Fierce Debate as DeVos Weighs Schools' Obligations to Students With Disabilities
March 31, 2020



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A provision in the massive coronavirus stimulus bill President Donald Trump signed into law last week has se...
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Amid Confusion, Feds Seek to Clarify Online Learning for Special Education Students
March 20, 2020


The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet Saturday in response to complaints that previous guidance left school districts unsure of how to provide servic...
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'Are We Going to Get Ourselves in Trouble?': Districts Struggle With Special Education
March 18, 2020


With a pandemic pressing tens of thousands of the nation's school districts into extended closures, special education administrators across the nation are wrestling with a weighty dilemma: how to provide services to students with disabilities.
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