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.
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.
I-Team: Demand Letter Sent To TEA To Eliminate Special Education CapThe state’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates sent the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a demand letter Monday asking state officials to honor their commitment to eliminate a cap on special education enrollment.
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.
I-Team: TEA Pens Letter Denying It Capped Special Ed EnrollmentIn the letter to the U.S. Department of Education, the TEA wrote that some districts may have incorrectly interpreted the 8.5 percent indicator as a “target”.
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.