Special education

One more Texas takeover: State seizing control of special ed in Austin ISD

Texas Education Agency officials said in a 31-page report that Austin ISD failed to follow a state-imposed improvement plan that found the district did not evaluate students in need of special education or provide services to those students.

Should more states resort to ’emergency permits’ to hire special ed staff?

In Texas, districts are allowed to use emergency permits to hire non-certified teachers to meet staffing needs. One district has tripled its special ed staff hiring numbers this school year, but is it worth it?

5 ways to help special education students reach their learning goals

Evidence-based practice-enabled platforms let teachers create individual learning opportunities for students in special education.

Digital Wellness: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Through Technology

Thursday, February 16 at 3 pm ET

Attend this web seminar to learn more about digital wellness and how to leverage existing tools in your district to promote SEL and the digital wellbeing of students.

Feds reach deal to protect disabled students in Florida district from seclusion

Students with disabilities will no longer face disciplinary isolation after a federal investigation found they had been physically and verbally abused in Florida's Okaloosa County School District.

Why accessibility tools and apps can be a boon for all students

By definition, documents and web pages are accessible when individuals with disabilities can engage the content; however, everyone benefits from what these tools can do.

What do school leaders need to know to help disabled students rebound?

Unknowns include how many students are being identified for special education, how many students are awaiting services and whether underqualified teachers are filling vacancies.

Why special education services in Head Start programs are falling behind

Special education services and individualized education programs aren't being fully implemented in a timely letter, officials write.

4 reasons these are the hardest school positions to staff right now

Special education teachers and transportation staff accounted for the most concerning school staff shortages, a survey finds.

Special education placement is a rather moral and ethical question

Researchers call for ambitious transformation in K-12 education to provide inclusive learning opportunities for students with disabilities.

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