special needs

The Victims of the Education Sequester: Special-Needs Students and Poor Kids

Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts.

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PresenceLearning Introduces Online Occupational Therapy Services to Expand Support for Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform.

Special Education Program in One Connecticut District Is Underachieving

Not much has changed since 2008, an outside expert told Norwalk Board of Education members Tuesday night -- the special education program is still understaffed and underfunded.

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Illinois District 86 to Withdraw from Special Education Agency

Following in the footsteps of Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is moving closer to cutting its ties with the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) cooperative — a move that means it would educate special needs students on its own.

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Serving Students with Special Needs and Gifted and Talented

This Connecticut district ensures that students of all abilities succeed.

Calif. League Unites Students With, Without Disabilities

The Los Angeles Unified School District/Special Olympics Unified Basketball League aims to help students of all capabilities interact with one another.

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The Obama Administration Pushes a Right to Wheelchair Basketball

It boggles my mind that the Obama Administration, without an ounce of public debate or deliberation, without an iota of Congressional authorization or approval, could declare by fiat that public schools nationwide must provide such programs or risk their federal education funding.

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Chicago Faulted on Learning Disabilities

In a complaint filed on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Education, a nonprofit advocacy group says Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.

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Nonpublic Special Education School Graduates Outpace Their Peers In Public Settings

A new study found that students with disabilities who graduate from nonpublic schools in Baltimore are more likely than their public school classmates to be employed, enrolled in a post-secondary school and living independently and are less likely to have been exposed to the juvenile justice system.

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