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Indianapolis Schools Requests Charter Probe

Indianapolis Public Schools is taking aim at charter schools within its district borders, saying the schools have turned away homeless and disabled students.

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Op Ed: Why (and How) San Diego Schools Restructured Special Education

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

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New Directions for Special Ed

Mainstreaming, population shifts, early intervention and budget cuts create challenges and opportunities for district leaders.

Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has urged more inclusion in the classroom and an end to the “2 percent rule,” which disguises the performance of students with special needs to boost a school’s scores.

Common Core's Implications for Special Ed Students

The Common Core State Standards are raising the bar for special education students.

RTI Goes Mainstream

Increased education funding and new software and products motivate more districts to buy in to Response-to-Intervention.

Capturing the Interest of AD/HD Students

Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools

Newark’s Chief Reaches Out to Disabled

Superintendent Clifford B. Janey

The SIFication of America

Districts are streamlining a plethora of data seamlessly, helping them make better decisions.

Disciplining Students with Disabilities

The legal implications of managing these pupils.