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Experts Can't Explain Drop in Texas' Special Education Numbers

Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas.

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Special Education Change Is Pushed in New York State

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

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Charter Schools Still Enroll Fewer Disabled Students

Charter schools in most states continue to enroll proportionately fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, a new government report shows.

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Changes in Arlington (Va.) School District's Dyslexia Program Worry Parent

When Kim Neufeld was 6, her first-grade teacher took her mother aside and suggested that Kim be screened for dyslexia.

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Cost of Prekindergarten Special Education Is Soaring in NYC

New York City is paying private contractors more than $1 billion this year to operate a little-known special education program for 3- and 4-year-olds, nearly double the amount it paid six years ago.

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Modesto (Calif.) Schools Reorganization Includes Special Education

The key change in Modesto (Calif.) City Schools' administrative reorganization involves folding special education programs into the educational services division.

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Parents of Ga. Special Needs Students Say School District Covered up Abuse

Slammed into lockers, isolated in darkened schoolrooms, vulgar language by a teacher – it was just another day at school for special needs student Alex Williams.

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Virtual Speech Therapy Offers Solution to SLP Shortage

The shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in schools has caused some districts to choose virtual speech therapy.

Will the Student Success Act Ensure Success for All?

When H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act, reached the House floor in late February, the controversy surrounding it followed.
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Wisconsin Assembly Taking Up Special-Needs Education Change

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

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