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Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

The Impact of I.D.E.A. for Students With Disabilities and Education Equality: 40 Years Later

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Since 1975, I.D.E.A. was created to provide individuals with any learning, mental and/or physical disabilities equal access to education, protection under the law from harassment and discrimination, and self-sufficiency skills for independence in their post-educational lives.

Joy Resmovits

These Students Were Falling Through The Cracks When It Came To Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

When a 10-year-old student with ADHD and a speech disability talks in a high-pitched voice, gym class can become a nightmare. Other students call him ...

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Included, Everyone

Rachel Adams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Rachel Adams

My son Henry, who has Down syndrome, goes to a school dedicated to inclusion, where students of many levels of ability learn together, and learning how to get along is considered an essential part of their education.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

Joy Resmovits

3 Ways Districts Can Pay For Special Education Students: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

With the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act floating in legislative limbo, a conservative think tank is providing states and school districts...

Joy Resmovits

'We're Losing Our Little Boy': One Family's Fight For Their Son's Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Greg Masucci just wants to hear his little boy say his own name. That's what he tells developmental specialists as he sits in an offi...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

Walgreens Is Not Always the Answer

Barbara Otto | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

The Walgreens model is not the answer for everyone. Figuring out how to employ people with disabilities in middle- and high-skilled jobs would improve this group's economic outlook and give American competitiveness more bang for the buck.

Study: Reducing Special Education Staff Could Save Districts $10 Billion Collectively

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

A study released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has found that if high-spending public school districts reduced their special education ...

Education Department issues guidelines for restraining, isolating disruptive students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to simmering concerns over reported abuses, the U.S. Department of Education issued multiple guidelines Tuesd...

Detroit In Compliance With Special Education Mandates For The First Time In 4 Years

Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools is in compliance with state and federal mandates for its Special Education evaluation system for the first time since 2007, DPS...

Cutting Special Education Spending Gets Easier For Districts

Education Week | Nirvi Shah | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

School districts that want to reduce special education spending from one year to the next without restoring what was cut now have the blessing of the ...

South Carolina Could Lose $111 Million In Funding For Special Education

Education Week | Nirvi Shah | Posted 08.25.2011 | Education

South Carolina may lose about $111 million in federal special education money for cutting its spending on students with disabilities for the last two ...

Federal Aid to the Schools -- Wasteful or Helpful?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.