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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 […]