Special education

Get ready for substitutes in special education classrooms

Using case law and hypothetical scenarios, new guide illustrates a school district's legal obligations and consequences for failing to fulfill them.

New guidance from DOE addresses disciplinary practices for students with disabilities

At a time when mental health challenges have become a top priority for K-12 schools across the country, the Education Department released new guidance on discriminatory discipline practices for students with disabilities.

How an innovative tech program opens career paths for students with visual impairments

More than 90% of the pilot program's participants said they planned to study cybersecurity in college, pursue cybersecurity credentials or go directly into the cybersecurity workforce.

How potential Title IX overhaul expands protections for students with disabilities

After more than a year and on the 50th anniversary of the law, the U.S. Department of Education has proposed updates to Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding.

Be a presenter at LRP’s 44th National Institute

The deadline to submit your proposal is June 27, 2022.

K-12 leaders are warning Congress of a ‘national crisis’ of teacher shortages

While the safety of educators and students is a concern that plays a part in teacher recruiting and retention, several other factors related to teacher recruitment and compensation need to be addressed, experts say.

Why some special ed services worked, and some did not, during remote instruction

The move to remote meetings increased parent participation. But special educators had a harder time conducting assessments, providing counseling and completing other interventions.

Top 10 states where the most in-person learning occurred during COVID

"School closures may ultimately prove to be the most costly policy decision of the pandemic era." That's the somber conclusion made by researchers taking a fresh look at the economic and other impacts of COVID. 

Biden’s 2023 budget includes $11.9 billion boost for education

President's budget request includes $1 billion in funding for school counselors and mental health professionals. The administration proposed similar funding in 2022 but it was cut from the final spending package.

How to better engage families of English learners and special ed students

Empowering your staff to connect with parents should only be the first step in your district's goals for deeper family engagement.

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