Special education

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State’s Low Special Education Rates Questioned

Teachers 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.


Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Assess School Discipline Programs

This week lawmakers will examine one of the most expensive and controversial questions facing school districts: what to do with undisciplined kids.


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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.


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Plano ISD Transfer Decision Proves Controversial Among Parents

A 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.


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iPad Changing Lives For Dallas Special Needs Students

In 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.


A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Child’s Case Illustrates Differences In Diagnosing Autism

When 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.


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Frisco Dad Considers Legal Action Following Classroom Incident

A Frisco father is considering legal action after he says he special needs son was suspended from school, despite federally-mandated protocols.