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Howard Co. sounds an under-staffing alarm

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Teachers in a Md. district have filed a grievance over missing planning and lunch periods and, as a result, putting the most vulnerable students at risk.

Can the feds withhold money for special ed?

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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide if the feds rightly withheld $33 million earmarked for special ed services in Texas.

Dyslexia may affect writing as well as reading

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Proper diagnosis is key in dyslexic children, who have trouble processing written words. They often have trouble writing, even without dysgraphia.

Best to listen to autistic kids in mainstream classes

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Being in a mainstream classroom can isolate kids with autism and make them feel more "different." Not good in the long term.

Special ed needs to focus better for reading

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Reading and spelling difficulties could play an important role in determining what special education services young students may need.

Choice, autonomy, and equity in schools

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Voxitatis is seeking comments on a way to assess the quality of education provided by schools that is based on more than a standardized test score.

Teachers may be biased in special ed referrals

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Race affects the chances a gifted student or one with disabilities will be referred to special programs, new research suggests, though the pattern isn't crystal clear.

Woman says teachers locked her son in a closet

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A mom in Southern IL sues the school & teachers who, she claims, confined her son in a small room when other action would've been more appropriate.

Judge orders a Penn. district to revoke a tax hike

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A school district in Pennsylvania raised taxes more than they should have, a judge has ruled. The district says spec. ed. programs will be hurt and is appealing.

Friendship as important as an inclusive classroom

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Schools focus on putting students with disabilities in classrooms with non-special ed peers. They need to focus more on those students' friendships.