Special Education

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  • Texas concedes improper service policy for SWD

    (Texas) A controversial charge two years ago from federal regulators accusing Texas education officials of improperly cutting services to students with disabilities has resulted this week in the launch of a new $85 million remediation plan.

  • CA’s SWD improve graduation and dropout rates

    (Calif.) Although California’s students with disabilities continue to lag their peers in standardized testing, a report released last week shows an upward trend in graduation rates and a decline in dropouts.

  • Poor showing of CA’s special ed prompts budget response

    (Calif.) Spurred by the dramatically poor showing of students with disabilities in statewide testing last spring, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed new oversight and hundreds of millions of additional dollars aimed at improving special education outcomes.

  • 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.