Tag Archives: special education

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: NAACP Blasts Mace in Birmingham Schools, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) The NAACP launched an online petition this week, inviting people to lend their names to a campaign to end the use of pepper spray on students in Birmingham, Al. public […]

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: Texas Districts Flagged for Suspending Students With Disabilities, Education Week Disability Rights Texas has flagged 30 districts for disproportionately using out-of-school suspensions to punish students with disabilities. Based on data from the Texas Education Agency, the group said that in these […]

GAO: Charter Schools Enroll Less Students with Special Needs

The Government Accountability Office released a new report, at the request of Congressman George Miller (D-CA), that found that charter schools around the country enroll less students with special needs than traditional public schools. GAO researchers focused on three questions: How do enrollment levels of students with disabilities in charter schools and traditional public schools […]

Microboards: How They Can Help Kids with Special Needs

The recent economic downturn has led to a drastic reduction in the funding available through states to children and families with disabilities. Less funding means children with special needs get fewer services. Accordingly, families may justifiably feel that they have lost control of the direction of their child’s development. They may feel that the high […]

Congress Should Pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act

Tens of thousands of students with special needs attend schools around the country every day. Laws like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act aim to make these students’ public school experiences free and appropriate. However, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities often […]