Special Education


Four Steps to Effective and Cost-Effective Special Education

Avoid “less-than-best practices” such as an over-reliance on pull-outs during reading and math

EdNext Podcast: Serving All Students at Excel Academy

A group from Excel Academy in Boston joined Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how the charter network works to accommodate students with special needs, including English language learners and those with disabilities, into their program.
Link to "School Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education Identification" paper

The Education Exchange: How Does Race Affect Special Education Identification in Schools?

Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities varies by race and school racial composition.

EdStat: All Else Being Equal, Teachers with Classes in which 20 Percent of Students had an Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder were 2.15 Percentage Points More Likely to Leave Their School or Teaching

Teachers are likely a key element in the successful inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs), but few studies have investigated how general-education teachers are impacted.

Has Inclusion Gone Too Far?

Weighing its effects on students with disabilities, their peers, and teachers

The Myth About the Special Education Gap

Charter enrollments driven by parental choices, not discriminatory policies

Special Choices

Do voucher schools serve students with disabilities?

The Case for Special Education Vouchers

Parents should decide when their disabled child needs a private placement

Free and Appropriate

Parent's wealth muddies special-education tuition case


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