Special Education Tag

Special Ed Testing Waivers Worrying Advocates

Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports that Education Secretary DeVos “has allowed nearly half of states to get wiggle room” from an ESSA provision “aimed at making sure that only a small percentage of students are taking alternative tests reserved for children with the most significant...

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Special Ed Advocates Not Loving the Empire State

Education Week’s Alyson Klein writes that special education advocates “have a message for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: Don’t let New York wiggle out of the Every Student Succeeds Act’s testing requirements for students with significant cognitive disabilities.”

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ASHA Advises Members to Engage Their States on ESSA

ESSA will give members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association “the opportunity to play an important role in providing information to the states as they develop their plans,” according to an analysis from ASHA. The association analyzed how ESSA will affect members in 11 specific areas,...

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Alliance for Excellent Education Explains the Importance of N-Size

Education Week examines Alliance for Excellent Education’s concerns that the accountability regulations in ESSA “would let too many English-language learners, students in special education, minorities, and disadvantaged students slip through the cracks.” The report focuses on a provision that would allow states to pick any...

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