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This article was published on EdSource by Carolyn Jones on July 30, 2021. To improve accountability and transparency in California’s special education system, funding should bypass local cost-sharing consortiums and go directly to school districts, according to a new report released Thursday. The report, compiled by researchers at the nonpartisan consulting firm West Ed, is […]

This article was published on InDepthNH by Paula Tracy on July 29, 2021. CONCORD – Katie Duran of Wolfeboro was beaming Thursday and said she almost accidentally signed House Bill 581 just after Gov. Chris Sununu in celebration of a measure that places the burden of proof in special education on the school system rather than […]

This article was published on the Sarasota Herald-Tribune by Ryan McKinnon on July 28, 2021. The fallout from a costly, protracted special education scandal continued to divide the Sarasota County School Board Tuesday, as school leaders questioned each other’s motives during a heated discussion over special education policy.  The question at hand: Should parents be allowed […]

This article was published on the Alabama Political Reporter by Eddie Burkhalter on July 27, 2021. Disciplinary policies in U.S. public schools disproportionately impact children of color, the disabled and LGBTQ youth, the SPLC Action Fund wrote to the U.S. Department of Education last week. The comments, submitted to the Department of Education’s Office for […]

This article was published on KALB by Kailey McCarthy on July 22, 2021. ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – A new program for young people with developmental disabilities is officially a go at LSUA. The program is being funded by a grant award of $126,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and private donations worth […]

This article was published on Montclair Local by Talia Wiener on July 15, 2021. Montclair schools say they’re undertaking major, systemic changes to special education after an audit found racial disparities in how often children are classified as needing services, problems with communication and uneven experiences across the district’s schools. That third-party audit, by GoTeach […]

This article was published on The Brunswick News by Lauren McDonald on July 15, 2021. Students in Glynn County Schools’ special education program will continue to benefit this year from a partnership the district has with College of Coastal Georgia that brings the students to the college campus to learn real-world skills they’ll take beyond […]