One in 10 students receives special education services, which include using different approaches to learning, offering emotional support and providing medical assistance. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia (difficulty learning math) represent the largest category of California students in special education – about 45 percent.
Lawmakers take the first step: discussing the growing needs and disparities in funding.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
A new report recommends the state combine services under one agency to increase equity and reduce delays.
Special education teachers will again be qualified to teach in general education classrooms.
In particular, says Carl Cohn, there is a "moral imperative" for California to take on the challenge of more effectively serving students with disabilities
The updated California School Dashboard provides extensive data on schools, districts and a dozen student groups.
New California Dyslexia Guidelines are meant to improve how reading is taught to all students by all teachers, not just reading specialists.
Oakland joins districts in California and across the country that see improvements in math proficiency among students who work with ST Math
Parents described the nightmare of a child who is unable to learn to read and the need for schools to provide services to address dyslexia.
They fear districts wouldn't spend sufficiently on services for their children with disabilities.
The California Department of Education said it would end its legal challenges and follow a “corrective action plan” for special education monitoring issued in 2014 by the U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Francisco.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
San Francisco and Los Angeles unified districts among those organizing activities to engage students in communication.
Superintendent emphasizes the importance of health.
A voter-approved state sentencing law has cut the time students spend in court schools.