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Fixing Special Education
1 day ago
When schools and parents in Indiana disagree on special education services, what happens next can be slow and costly
The due process system is meant to be faster, cheaper, and more cooperative than court. But that's not always the reality in Indiana.
'things need to change'
1 day ago
As León vows improvements, here are 5 issues facing special education in Newark’s schools
Newark schools chief Roger León has promised to make many long-needed changes, but perhaps the biggest promise he’s made is to fix the city’s special education program.
September 4, 2019
A reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a school for dyslexic students
“The only kids who are dyslexic who are getting a good education are disproportionately upper class and white.”
September 3, 2019
Advocates charge NYC education officials delay orders to provide special education services
August 28, 2019
Thousands of special education students missed nearly two months of school
Tens of thousands of New York City public school students with disabilities are so “severely chronically absent” that they miss nearly two months of instruction per year
August 21, 2019
Special education teachers are hard to find. They’re also some of the hardest to keep, new study shows.
Special education teachers are more likely than teachers with other assignments to change schools in Colorado, according to a new study.
chasing a diploma
August 21, 2019
To get a high school equivalency diploma, NYC forces students to give up special education services
“If you don’t have this degree there are very few options for you.”
July 25, 2019
What Denver is doing to recruit more special education paraprofessionals — and keep them
It includes raising the starting pay to more than $15 an hour.
July 23, 2019
At Chicago job fair, hundreds line up for a chance at support-staff jobs
People lined up outside of the gymnasium at Richard J. Daley College, seeking to fill many of the crucial positions that support teaching and learning.
July 14, 2019
NYC parents march for disability pride to bring ‘a face to the journey’
As they marched from Madison Square Park to Union Square, Chalkbeat caught up with parents, teachers, and students to ask what disability pride means to them.
July 13, 2019
Union representing special education aides, bus aides and custodians wins strike authorization
Workers could go on strike as soon as October.
back and forth
July 9, 2019
NYC vows to address special education failures detailed in state review. But will their reforms go far enough?
“These children only have one shot at education; whether we get it right or wrong today impacts their life chances."
Surge in complaints
July 8, 2019
Parents sacrifice savings and careers in fight for special education services
Some parents say they’ve depleted savings and put jobs on hold as they fight to get their kids necessary special-education services from the city.
June 27, 2019
Michigan no longer ranks near bottom for special education, but that doesn’t mean students are doing better academically
Michigan’s special education performance improved slightly this year, after it was ranked near the bottom of the nation in 2018.
Lost in Translation
June 6, 2019
‘Why don’t you learn English?’: Lawsuit blasts NYC translation services for special education families
The lawsuit describes a “pattern and practice” of failing to provide interpretation regarding special education services.
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