Special Education

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  • Overlap plagues services to early learners with disabilities

    (Calif.) Multiple agencies and programs are charged with serving California’s estimated 41,000 infants and toddlers with special needs, which causes administrative overlap and confusion for families, according to a new review from the non-partisan Legislative Analyst.

  • Upgrade in the works for special ed credentials

    (Calif.) An effort to improve the competencies of new special education teachers in California took a big step forward last week when the state credentialing oversight board agreed in concept to adopt new performance expectations.

  • Special ed classification rates show need for targeted support

    (Pa.) Disparities in special education classification rates between states, especially among some subgroups, may be reflective of school or district resources rather than discriminatory practices, according to new research.

  • Bringing special ed admin. under general ed umbrella

    (Calif.) One of the fundamental goals of the nation’s primary law governing education services to students with disabilities is that they be taught as often as possible among their peers in the general education classroom.

  • Does “America first” mean civil protections come last?

    About 60 years ago, the 101 Airborne Division of the United States Army entered Little Rock Arkansas about the same time that President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the National Guard throughout the state. The reason for this massive display of force was to protect the well-being of nine black students who were intent on attending the all-white Central High School in that city.