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By Christina A. Samuels, Alex Harwin, Education Week
The court sided with parents of an autistic teen in Colorado who said their public school did not do enough to help their son make progress. They sought reimbursement for the cost of sending him to private school.
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
The number of students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has gone up, driven by rapid growth in such disability categories as autism.
By Christina A. Samuels, Education Week
The Los Angeles school system has come far in the last ten years, especially in terms of inclusivity. In 2003, only 54 percent of LA’s disabled students were taught alongside their nondisabled peers; today, it’s more than 90 percent. But…
By PBS NewsHour
Public schools in Los Angeles have experienced rapid change in the last decade, and graduation rates for the city’s 80,000 special needs students have nearly doubled since 2003. But greater transitions lie ahead: the district plans to transfer these students…
For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New…
The Supreme Court delivered a tightly focused ruling Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, exempting a small Texas governing authority from a key provision of the law but avoiding a larger constitutional issue. Marcia Coyle of…
The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that New York City must pay private school tuition for a special education student and considered whether a Mexican man on death row should be granted a new hearing to comply with international law. A…
The Supreme Court heard two notable cases this week, one involving lawyer rights for parents of special education students and the other on the constitutionality of police tactics in high-speed chases. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle details the arguments.
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