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.
Some districts are hiring more teachers with provisional credentials.
The one-day training is seen as the first step in dealing with chronic trauma.
Teachers file 69 complaints against nine California schools in the network.
With state money limited, local officials try new approaches.
State is told to provide scores for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
The changes are part of a legal settlement in a class-action lawsuit.
Money would pay for some recommendations of statewide task force.
Proposition 98 channels new revenue to schools to partially make up for past cuts.
Students with the most severe cognitive disabilities are affected.
The least-trained staff often are involved in restraining students.
California Department of Education no longer required to collect data on reported incidents.
Edsource created easy-to-read downloadable data cards for most of California's Special Education Local Plan Areas.
Limited data and inconsistent reporting makes it difficult to understand what is happening on the ground.
The report calls for a greater integration of special education into schools.
Funds were allegedly collected for students who never participated.