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Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

Students with disabilities represent just 13 percent of the nation’s preschoolers, but a new report finds they account for three-quarters of all suspensions and expulsions. The figures come from an analysis out this month from the Center for American Progress.

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Killeen: School district talks special education with new parents

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Parent educators hosted an information session Tuesday evening to give new parents a look at special education in the district. The session was inside of the Jackson Professional Learning Center. Parents were able to learn about assessment

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English language learners, special education students increase in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — The number of students who are homeless or qualify for free or reduced-price meals is down this year, along with overall enrollment, Superintendent Ken Kunin reported Monday to city councilors and school board members. Meanwhile, the number

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Special education cooperative in discussions to purchase shuttered Queen of Peace building

A south suburban special education cooperative is in negotiations to buy the former Queen of Peace High School building in Burbank, officials said. The A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative, which provides special education services to students from 11 member districts in

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Hamden school employees asked to give furlough days, layoffs possible

HAMDEN — The teachers union is the most recent of four unions that have voted to take furlough days to help offset a budget deficit and avoid layoffs. Superintendent of Schools Jody Ian Goeler has asked all public school employees

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Local educators say there has been little movement in education during Trump’s first year. But, things will heat up in Year 2.

The liberals need to stop standing in the way of Trump. Dick Durbin is the leading obstructionist. CARBONDALE — As immigration, tax cuts, health care and Russian meddling have taken center stage, it has been a relatively slow year in

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PE-backed Sequel Youth and Family Services buys two special needs schools

Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client MetSchools, an education management company and a portfolio company of VSS, has divested its two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The schools were acquired by Sequel Youth and

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School board approves new CPS CEO and ethics change to clear way for top deputy

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson formally claimed the system’s top post Wednesday following a string of supportive testimony from an organized group of aldermen, pastors and principals at the district’s monthly school board meeting. The board approved Jackson’s appointment

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Donations fit Pine Ridge special needs class with Ipads

Paradise>> Jacob Bindernagel, a 7-year-old, special-needs second grader, went to his Functional Life Skills class at Pine Ridge Elementary School one day with an iPad his family had donated to his classroom. Little did he know this would spark an

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State targets Attales special ed for improvement

The Emma C. Attales Middle School is working on a plan to improve its special education program after the state Department of Education identified it as a “targeted assistance program” earlier this month. The designation, which lasts three years, means

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