A severely autistic student at Carmel Valley Middle School has hit his stride on the school’s cross country team. Caulden Gary, 12, has helped invigorate and inspire the whole team since joining nearly two months ago, coach Lisa Ziemba said. …

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The California Department of Education will investigate whether the San Francisco Unified School District improperly denied summer school services to students with special needs to curb costs, violating federal regulations, officials said. The state investigation follows a report by the Bay …

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Formal complaints on behalf of the Seattle school district’s 7,000 special-education students have doubled over the past two years. Parents, teachers and state officials blame a central administration they say has become indifferent to the long-troubled department. Five years ago, …

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