Tens of thousands of children missed early intervention and special education services during the pandemic, leaving preschools and elementary schools to fill in the gaps.
“It’s a huge, complex system, and it’d be naive to think one piece of legislation is going to fix everything,” one state official said.
A single facility school serves all of Colorado’s Western Slope, while rural schools struggle to hire skilled staff. Some children have to cross mountain ranges to get an education.
Facility schools that take Colorado’s ‘most vulnerable’ students are disappearing. Can they be saved? Should they?
What happens when public schools can’t or won’t meet kids’ needs — and the wait for a specialized school is weeks or months?
The additional support could help the beleaguered facility school system grow by 40% statewide.
“An IEP isn’t a good IEP unless the parents are providing their input.”
Los que defienden esta iniciativa dicen que los padres que no hablan inglés necesitan tener acceso a documentos en un idioma que entiendan para poder colaborar en la elaboración del plan de educación especial de sus hijos.
Special education is in the midst of a staffing crisis. A funding boost in this year’s Colorado budget could provide some relief.
If passed into law, it will extend some protections to students facing expulsion and require hearing officers to undergo training in trauma, adolescent brain development.
It’s the latest in a string of disciplinary actions against district employees over alleged mistreatment of students.
Students with intellectual disabilities have trouble finding college support. Regis University has a new program to help.
Colorado has three other programs tailored to the learning needs of students with disabilities.
In its third year, the program will again have 110,000 spots and will be open to any child in New York City — but there are a couple changes to the application process.
The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.
State policies can improve representation of those students, according to the study. Colorado is putting more resources into universal identification.
“Right now, for my son, the only option I have is to pull him out of school to take him to speech therapy,” one parent told the school board.
“It is unconscionable that the city has yet to fully close the gaps for immigrants with disabilities,” one advocate said.
Students with disabilities are disproportionately harmed by the hundreds of school buses delayed each day, New York City parents and advocates say. The bus driver shortage has only made things worse.
Schwinn would chair panel and report back by Dec. 1
From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’
Researchers find racial and wealth disparities in diagnoses, and call for more research and services.
Officials from several Colorado school districts are worried they’ll lose funding for preschoolers with disabilities next year.
Lawsuit on behalf of NYC students with disabilities who lost services during the pandemic goes ahead
The case will head back to federal court after an appeals court ruled the case had been incorrectly dismissed.
School districts had until the end of 2022 to schedule meetings about makeup services with parents of students with disabilities.
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“These are children’s lives that are at stake here,” said state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger.
Advocates now have to navigate a crowded legislative agenda as Democrats take power in Lansing
Mayor Eric Adams plans to open 800 new special education seats for New York City’s for 3- and 4-year-old children by this spring. Hundreds of kids have been waiting to get into programs that meet their needs.
NJ advocates urge state to ensure schools address students with disabilities who missed services during COVID
Under a state law passed in March, school districts are required to hold meetings with parents of students with disabilities by Dec. 31 to discuss how their student can make up services missed due to remote learning during the pandemic.
Families of students with disabilities have for years described an opaque and complex system that makes it difficult to obtain appropriate support for their kids.
NJ schools must address students with disabilities who missed services during the pandemic by Dec. 31
Legal experts recommend parents of students with disabilities make a written request to their school districts to schedule IEP meetings about services called “compensatory education” by Dec. 31.
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