Education Learning Disabilities

Two boys with the same disability tried to get help. The rich student got it quickly. The poor student did not.

Two boys with learning disabilities grew up just blocks apart in New York City. Public schools couldn’t teach them. So their parents battled to place them in private schools, on the taxpayers’ dime. By Mike Elsen-Rooney, The Teacher Project, USA TODAY Updated 1:37 p.m. EST Feb. 10, 2020 This story was produced by the Teacher Project, […]

Education Technology

Nearly a third of high school students with disabilities experience cyberbullying, report says

By JAMES VAZNIS, BOSTON GLOBE (Published July 21, 2019)–Nearly a third of high school students with disabilities in Greater Boston have experienced cyberbullying over the past year, despite efforts by the state and local districts to curb that kind of harassment, according to an analysis of health survey results by a local foundation. The online […]

Americans With Disabilities Act Education News Obituary

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

By SAM ROBERTS, THE NEW YORK TIMES In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Tex., school district that she would be ready for classes that fall. Born with spina bifida, a congenital defect that causes partial paralysis and impaired speech, she was unable to urinate on […]

Education News

Special needs students suspended at twice rate of their general ed peers, report finds

By ALEKSANDRA APPLETON, THE FRESNO BEE An audit of Fresno Unified’s special education services found that the district struggles to include students with disabilities in traditional classrooms, and suspends students with individualized education plans at more than double the rate of their general education peers.The findings hold across all demographics studied in the 200-page review […]


Why DeVos’s plan to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students is a mistake

By VALERIE STRAUSS, THE WASHINGTON POST President Trump’s Education Department is on its way to delaying by two years the implementation of an Obama-era rule that is intended to address the disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities. The rule amended regulations that are part of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act […]