Federal Officials Say Texas Illegally Denied Thousands Special Education ServicesThe U.S. Department of Education’s letter comes after a 15-month review into the dramatic decline in special education enrollment in Texas in the past decade.
Federal Report Says Texas Violated Special Education LawsThe U.S. Department of Education has announced that Texas violated federal law when it comes to educating students with disabilities. The department released their report on Thursday.
Texas Fires Special Education Director Over Past AllegationsLaurie Kash had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to hush up the sexual abuse of a student at a small Oregon school district where she'd worked previously.
Texas Senate OKs School Vouchers Amid House OppositionThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers that allow some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
Texas Legislature Works On Special Education OverhaulTexas lawmakers have started working on bills overhauling special education. A committee on Tuesday is discussing proposals prohibiting the state from capping the number of students eligible for special education instruction.
I-Team: Feds Visit Tarrant County Schools As Part Of Special Ed ProbeHommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.
I-Team: Feds To Question Everman ISD About Special EdAs part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months.
Feds Listen To Claims Of Children Denied Special Education ServicesParents with special needs students gave federal officials an earful Monday night as the U.S. Department of Education investigates claims that students are being denied special education services in Texas.
Feds To Tour Texas Over Special Education BarriersThe U.S. Department of Education plans to send officials to tour Texas next month and take public comment on the state reportedly capping student enrollment in special education.
I-Team: Texas Schools Failing To Evaluate Thousands Of Students For Special EdSince 2004 special education enrollment in Texas schools has dropped from 11.2 percent to 8.5 percent of the student population, according to state reports.
State's Low Special Education Rates QuestionedTeachers and parents say they don't know why Texas public schools have the lowest percentage of special education students of any state in the country.
Lawmakers To Assess School Discipline ProgramsThis week lawmakers will examine one of the most expensive and controversial questions facing school districts: what to do with undisciplined kids.