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.
State Ed Board Candidate: Special Needs Students 'Should Be Educated Separately'A North Texas candidate for Texas' State Board of Education has upset parents of special needs students with her thoughts on special education in the state.
Plano ISD Transfer Decision Proves Controversial Among ParentsA heated meeting is expected between parents of Plano students and the district's superintendent Monday night over a decision to transfer students from a low-income apartment complex to their school.
iPad Changing Lives For Dallas Special Needs StudentsIn the hands of many kids, high tech gadgets are little more than pricey, plug-in toys. But, at the Notre Dame School of Dallas, which serves special needs students, this same technology is being used to change lives.
Child's Case Illustrates Differences In Diagnosing AutismWhen a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school's experts didn't find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.
Frisco Dad Considers Legal Action Following Classroom IncidentA Frisco father is considering legal action after he says he special needs son was suspended from school, despite federally-mandated protocols.