Special Education

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  • Audit finds special ed. funding for Kansas schools lacking

    (Kan.) A recent state audit of special education spending in Kansas schools found that, between 2012 and 2017, districts received less than the amount required by law to cover special education costs–which officials say has led schools to rely on teachers working out of assignment.

  • Racial disproportionality plagues district special ed.

    (Va.) Officials in one of Virginia’s largest school districts are looking to revise a number of policies and practices related to special education in the wake of a report raising racial inequality issues.

  • Brown signs bill restricting restraint of SWD

    (Calif.) Beginning next year, teachers and district personnel assigned to serve students with disabilities will be restricted in the use of physical or mechanical restraint and seclusion, under legislation signed by the governor earlier this week.

  • No debate over special ed teacher shortage, just remedy

    (Calif.) The governor’s plan to provide $100 million in one-time money to support the preparation and retention of special education teachers probably won’t solve California’s long-standing shortages, a representative of the non-partisan Legislative Analyst said Tuesday.

  • Schools must not exclude SWDs from workplace training

    (District of Columbia) Throughout the U.S. schools are failing to prepare students with disabilities to enter the workforce after high school, often by funneling them into work readiness programs that emphasize manual labor or menial tasks, research shows.