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.
Students learn science with binoculars and a note pad.
School districts are supposed to spend $400 million a year on those services.
The state seeks to include students with disabilities in funding for high-needs students.
The letter was sent after a 9-year-old was slapped by a teacher's aide.
The state investigates allegations of abuse at Antioch special education school.
The new vaccination law lacks clarity about whether special education students must be immunized.
Teacher preparation programs will have new curriculum by 2017-18, the state says.
The investigation resulted in 22 arrests, including an autistic student.
Lower rates of suspension were correlated with higher academic achievement for every racial group in the state, the study found.
First national, comprehensive study looks at math and reading achievement.
Some parents believed those students would be exempt.
The Medi-Cal reimbursement program brings millions in federal funds to schools.
The state suspends certification for two Tobinworld schools.
A new guide outlines steps districts can take to improve practices.
The one-time funding supports multi-tiered approaches to discipline.