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Special Education: Definition, Statistics, and Trends
What is special education and what do we know about the student special education population and the teachers who educate them?
- Special Education Supreme Court Seems in Favor of Deaf Student's Right to Sue School District Under the ADAMiguel Luna Perez was there as the justices weighed issues in his case over his district allegedly failing to provide trained interpreters.Special Education A Deaf Student Says His School District Failed Him. The Supreme Court Will DecideMiguel Luna Perez received inadequate assistance for 12 years, his suit says. The high court will decide if he can pursue money damages.Special Education 'Better Defined by Their Strengths': 5 Ways to Support Students With Learning DifferencesWhat are effective ways schools can support students with learning differences? Educators on social media weighed in.Special Education Q&A Why Special Education Research Is So Important NowThe outgoing commissioner of the National Center on Special Education Research outlines the challenges ahead.Special Education Special Education Funding Is 'Fundamentally Broken,' Researcher SaysFederal funding for special education services has stayed largely flat over the past two decades.Special Education Feds Flag Districts' Failures to Serve Students With Disabilities. But That’s Only the StartFairfax County Schools in Virginia agreed to evaluate students with disabilities for extra services following school closures.Special Education Letter to the Editor We Must Recognize the Significance of Occupational Therapy in SchoolsAn occupational therapist urges states to make transition services a priority when addressing the crisis faced by students impacted by COVID.Special Education Webinar Reading, Dyslexia, and Equity: Best Practices for Addressing a Threefold ChallengeLearn about proven strategies for instruction and intervention that support students with dyslexia.Special Education K-12 Essentials Forum How Schools Are Helping Special Education Students Recover From the PandemicJoin us to learn about the pandemic’s impact on students who sometimes receive less attention in conversations about special education.Special Education Unified Sports Level the Playing Field for Students With DisabilitiesInterest is growing in unified sports, where students with and without intellectual disabilities can play and compete together.Special Education Students With Disabilities Urge Smoother Transition to CollegeLegislation would simplify the process for students with disabilities to continue getting accommodations when they head to college.Special Education States Are Desperate for Special Ed. Teachers. But They Can't Cut Corners to Get ThemThe Education Department warns states not to lower standards, even as districts frantically search for skilled special educators.Special Education There's Little Data on the Pandemic's Effect on Students With Disabilities. That's a Big ProblemNew report cites "urgent need" for more and better research to help schools identify where to target resources.Special Report Special Education and the Pandemic: Making Up for Lost Time and Lost OpportunitiesSchools focus on pandemic recovery for the youngest special education students and those on the cusp of leaving K-12.Special Education Getting Specialized Services to Students Who Need Them MostEducators scramble to ensure that students in special education get services they missed during the pandemic.