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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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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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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Are too many minority students being placed into special education who don’t need to be there? And, once enrolled, are they kept in isolated classrooms or punished more severely than their peers? For 423 school districts in the 2015-16 school …

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In response to a recently completed Special Education Audit that exposed numerous problems that need to be addressed, the West Orange Public School system put together an action plan to fully bring the district up to …

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Dive Brief: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is proposing to hire state-level teams to oversee and support districts’ efforts to provide educational services for students with special needs, Community Impact reports. The plan, which will cost roughly $84.5 million, is the …

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This is one of our profiles of the three finalists for Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. Each of the finalists will be interviewed publicly on Friday. Board members plan to vote on the next commissioner on Monday. You can read our profiles …

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Notice to persons and/or legal conservators of anyone who received Special Education services from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and graduated, or otherwise ended services, prior to July 01, 1992. All Special Education records for persons fitting this description …

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A public school bus carrying special education students was involved in a minor accident Friday morning. No one was injured, according to Guam Department of Education. A car side-swiped the bus at approximately 8 a.m., near the Shell gas station in …

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Seniors from the DeKalb High School cadet teaching block program traveled to Waterloo Elementary School last week to visit a special education classroom. Cadet teaching is a program for seniors who wish to pursue a teaching degree in college. Students …

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