Special Education - Page 3

  • 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.

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  • Lawmakers vote to ban cap on providing special ed. services

    (Texas) The Texas Senate voted unanimously to remove a recommended cap on the percentage of students allowed to receive special education services in schools late last month in a move that is being applauded by advocates for students with disabilities.

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  • Engagement of parents with SWD still a challenge

    (Calif.) School administrators should be careful to fully engage parents of students with disabilities and not address the process as simply a compliance function, officials told a select committee meeting on children with special needs Monday.

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  • Supreme Court expands definition of FAPE

    (District of Columbia) In a carefully-worded but unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the right of students with disabilities to a “free appropriate public education” requires more than a simple compliance “check list” from schools.

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  • Why lifting accountability regs will hurt underserved pupils

    It may seem like only a wonk would fret about any congressional resolution to void regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act but, in fact, it may be an enormous educational detriment for close to 37,000,000 students. And, just in case you were wondering, that’s about three quarters of the total public school population.

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