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Students With Special Needs

Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

Michele Jolin | Posted 07.11.2014 | Education
Michele Jolin

For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success.

Father Of Student With Disabilities Questions Son's High Grades

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

The father of a Georgia high school student with severe mental disabilities says the As his son is earning in core subjects are a complete sham. We...

Teacher On Leave After Dragging Blind Boy Down Hallway

Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

Surveillance video showing two teachers dragging a blind 6-year-old by the legs has gone viral and outraged online viewers -- and has now brought acti...

Elementary School's 'Isolation Booth' Sparks Controversy

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Washington state community is wracked with controversy after a Longview mother posted photos to Facebook of an "isolation booth" for young students ...

Teacher Accused Of Feeding Students Hot Sauce-Soaked Crayons Fired

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

The Osceola County School Board decided this week to toss out a judge's order, banning former special needs teacher Lillian Gomez from the district's ...

Teacher To Run 155 Miles Through Sahara To Buy Laptops For Students

Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

Boston Public School teacher Liz Byron has had enough with the lack of resources holding her students back. She's frustrated with the fact that in a d...

Mother Furious After Teacher Cuts Off Several Inches Of Daughter's Hair

Posted 09.29.2012 | Education

The mother of a 7-year-old girl with Down syndrome is fuming after she says her daughter’s teacher cut off several inches of her hair without parent...

School Now Run By Teachers, Union, Had Turbulent History

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. They set out to invent a new kind of school. They created a national model—then failed ...

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...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

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...

Teacher: Security Guard Shook Down Kids For Money

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Parris Easley, a biology and special education teacher at DuVal High School in Lanham, Md., claims in court that his superiors retaliated against him ...

Teacher Accused Of Slapping, Force Feeding Students

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Sharon Turbiak, a teacher at Webster Elementary School in Michigan, has been fired following an internal investigation into allegations that she abuse...

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...