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State looking to change policy for students with specific learning disabilities

The policy for identifying and evaluating students for special services through the state’s special education program may change when the...

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Exceptional Children: Will North Carolina seek flexibility with special education laws?

The U.S. Department of Education is not recommending that Congress waive any material provision of laws aimed at protecting students...

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How one district tackled delivering special education services remotely

When the COVID-19 school closure announcement reached Cleveland County Schools, it felt abrupt. Everyone was at school Friday, March 13....

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Special education teachers in this district prioritized relationships and found a ‘blessing in disguise’

Nevaeh Simpson has a generous smile, the ear-to-ear kind that lights up a room. The ninth grader at North Shelby...

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Everyone will be learning differently for a while — but what about students with learning differences?

Sherry Thomas is working long hours as she moves from conference calls to strategy meetings to webinars to emails to...

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Perspective | Transition plans should help students with disabilities become voters

In 2020, 18 states have laws in effect that require residents to present photo identification in order to vote. North...

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Perspective | A school’s obligation to provide nursing services under IDEA, Section 504

Under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), children with disabilities are...

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7 takeaways in education news this week: Istation, learning disability policy, and State Board

The Department of Public Instruction and Istation, maker of a K-3 reading assessment software, filed a joint motion Monday asking...

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He didn’t learn to read until 12. Then he graduated from an Ivy. Here’s his advice.

Jonathan Mooney hated school as a kid. He spent most of the day hanging out with the janitor in the...

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Perspective | SROs and IEPs – A good mix?

As a parent of a child with a disability or as a school employee, you may wonder if school resource...

 

If your child’s IEP just isn’t working — what options are left?

About this parent’s guide: The term “learning differences” covers a wide range of challenges students may face in school, at...

 

How well does the state fund exceptional children? Teachers say not very.

About this parent’s guide: The term “learning differences” covers a wide range of challenges students may face in school, at...