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Joy Resmovits

More Minority Students Should Be In Special Ed, Study Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

For decades, some education leaders and researchers have asserted that school districts often use special education placement as a way to segregate bl...

Utah Students With Special Needs Make A Stunning Prom King And Queen

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Teen

Two juniors with special needs were just crowned prom king and queen. Jebbah Kamara and Dustin Johnson, both students at Murray High School in Uta...

Girl Who Has Dwarfism Surprises Special Needs Kids With iPads To Help Them Communicate

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News

Although this girl was going through challenges of her own, she was dedicated to helping others through theirs. Cassidy Huff of Burien, Washington...

June Is Aphasia Awareness Month: Learn About Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Laurie Levy

You may have heard of aphasia if you know someone who has had a stroke or brain injury. In public schools, how can we right the wrongs for children who can't even tell us they are happening?

U.S. DOE Believes Expectations and Testing Cure Disabilities

Peter Greene | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

This is just so stunningly, awesomely dumb, it's hard to take in. Are they that enamored of the magical power of tests? Do they imagine that disabled students are just all faking, or that the specialists who diagnose these various problems are just making stuff up for giggles?

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

A Place Where We All Belong

Amy Brenneman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Amy Brenneman

True special needs schools felt like segregated ghettos, where there was no peer modeling for someone like Charlotte to emulate. But in a typical school, she'd be singled out for being "different," and that label would brand her. Then we found CHIME.

Lesson On Islamic Hand Signs Leads To Assault Charge For Virginia Teacher

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

A Virginia elementary school teacher has been charged with simple assault after an Oct. 2 lesson on Islamic hand signs left one student’s hand cut a...

Parents Allege Missouri Bus Driver Used Duct Tape To Restrain Boy

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

The mother of a 5-year-old kindergartner with Asperger’s syndrome filed a police report alleging child abuse after witnesses saw a Chilhowee School ...

WATCH: Kindergartener With Autism Denied School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents

A New Jersey grammar school let a special needs student go hungry instead of contacting his parents over an unpaid bill, according to several reports....

Parents Of Special-Needs Children In Texas Pursue Alternatives To Public School

Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

An increasing number of Texas parents are electing to home school their children with special needs or enroll them in private schools instead of havin...

Teen: This Is How My Teacher Abused Me

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Special education teacher Willie Swindle, named 2011 educator of the year in California's North Bay school district, is still teaching in the same cla...

Teacher Who Allegedly 'Slapped, Squeezed Faces' Of Students Still On The Job

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Jaclyn Ockerman, a special needs teacher for Florida's Lake County Schools, is still in the system, and will stay for at least another month, the Dail...

Principal In Hot Water After Allegedly Calling Student With Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

Dr. David Madden, a high school principal at Oxford Area High School in Oxford, Pa., has been suspended from his position after allegedly calling a s...

Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

The first time you listen to Ryan Rodriguez, Denzel Jackson and Jasmine Latham's music, you might think they sound like any high school band. But the ...

School Allegedly Punished Girl By Seating Her At Special Needs Table

Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

A mother in St. Petersburg, Fla. says that her fourth-grade daughter was punished for misbehaving by being seated with special needs students in her s...

Teen Punished By School After Reporting Student Bullying Of Special Needs Girl

Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

Stormy Rich, an 18-year-old Florida student, says she was punished after reporting bullying of a special needs student on a school bus, and standing u...

Teacher Allegedly Made Special Needs Student Sit In Cardboard Box

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

A state investigation has been opened at Hudson Middle School in Caldwell County, N.C., following allegations that a teacher forced a student with spe...

Special Needs Student Allegedly Died From Teacher's Forced Neck Brace

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education

Parents of Aaron Hatcher, a former special needs student at Roswell High School in Atlanta, Ga., have filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the distri...

SHOCK: 6th Grader Brutally Beaten While Peers Videotape, Cheer

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

Troubling footage has surfaced of a student with autism being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by t...

School Bus Driver To Stand Trial For Molesting Special Needs Students

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

A school bus driver is sitting in jail Friday awaiting trail on charges of molesting two 11-year old, female, special-needs students. Long-time San...

Teacher's Aide Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Student With Autism

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

LeShawn Hill, a seven-year employee of Boston Public Schools, is accused of "inappropriate conduct" with a nonverbal student with autism this week, Th...

Teacher Threatening Student Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

No one believed 15-year-old Julio Artuz when he said he was being bullied by a teacher at school -- not even his parents. So the special needs stud...

"She's Trying To Forget..."

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

"We were shocked ... we didn't know," 14-year-old Cheyenne's father tearfully said in an interview on the TODAY show Tuesday. After their complai...

Family: Special Needs Student Locked, Alone, In School Bus For 3 Hours

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

The grandmother of an autistic seventh grade Chicago Public School student reportedly left alone on a school bus for three hours is considering filing...