Special Education - Page 2

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Early intervention for toddlers with disabilities

    (Mich.) More infants and toddlers would receive special education services prior to enrolling in school under spending proposed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for next year’s state budget.

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  • Legislature may finally be ready to fix special ed funding

    (Calif.) State lawmakers signaled Wednesday that they are considering making changes to the distribution method of special education dollars to address long-standing complaints that smaller districts especially are inequitably funded.

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