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Special Education: Definition, Statistics, and Trends
What is special education and what do we know about the student special education population and the teachers who educate them?
- Special Education The Pandemic Changed How We Teach Students With Learning DifferencesEducators shared their new knowledge as part of Education Week's interactive Q & A.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.This white paper is meant to highlight the current efforts of the Intersection Collective and opportunities to collaborate. We welcome yo...Special Education What the Research Says 3 Out of 4 Gifted Black Students Never Get Identified. Here's How to Find ThemMost attend schools where they never get a chance to be recognized, a new Purdue University study finds.Special Education What the Research Says Federal Special Ed. Funding Is Woefully Inequitable, New Studies ShowOutdated funding formulas continue to widen gaps that shortchange students with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, researchers say.Special Education What Do Schools Owe Students With Disabilities? Feds Plan to Update RegulationsSection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Comments are open for suggested changes.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Explore ways to confidently make special education entitlement decisions.Special Education L.A. Agrees to Do More After Failing on Special Education. Could Other Districts Be Next?The district failed to meet the needs of students with disabilities during the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education found.Special Education Webinar Intersection Collective: Disability & BIPOC Youth in the Week of the Young ChildJoin a candid conversation on health and education equity, and the disparities amongst young children of color.Special Education Protect Students With Disabilities as COVID Rules Ease, Education Secretary Tells SchoolsEven as schools drop precautions like mask requirements, they must by law protect medically vulnerable students, a letter emphasizes.Special Education Hearing, Vision ... Autism? Proposal Would Add Screening to School-Entry RequirementsNebraska legislators consider a first-in-the-nation mandate to assess all children for autism before the start of school.Special Education Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: The Benefits and Challenges of Special Education: How to Help All Students SucceedSpecial education has a long and troubled history in the United States – only in the last 50 years have students with learning differences had protections under federal laws. And while most students in specialSpecial Education Florida Changed Rules for Special Education Students. Why Many Say It’s WrongThe new rule contains a more specific definition of what it means to have a “most significant cognitive disability.”Special Education 6 Ways to Communicate Better With Parents of Students With Learning DifferencesFor students who learn or think differently, a strong network of support is key. Here are 6 tips for bridging the communication gap between families and schools.Special Education New York City Will Phase Out Controversial Gifted and Talented ProgramThe massive change is aimed at addressing racial disparities in the biggest school system in the country.Special Education 3 Reasons Why Being a Special Education Teacher Is Even Harder During the PandemicSpecial education teachers were often left to navigate the pandemic on their own, a new survey shows.