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With an eye toward increasing the number of school professionals prepared to serve kids with disabilities, federal officials are doling out millions of dollars to enhance training programs. The U.S. Department of Education said this week that it will distribute $13.4...

source: Disability Scoop

An influential U.S. senator is urging his colleagues to work toward plugging a special education funding shortfall of more than $17 billion. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the federal government to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education...

source: Disability Scoop

Lara N. Dotson-Renta, a contributor for The Atlantic, writes: "One of my children is spinning in a circle, creating a narrative about a princess as she twirls. The other is building a rocket ship out of a discarded box, attaching propellers made of cardboard and jumping...

source: The Atlantic (commentary)

Ensuring equal access to resources can help improve educational outcomes and close achievement gaps for children from low-income families, according to a new study. The study from the Educational Testing Service notes that improving state finance systems can go a long way...

source: eSchool News

One of the most enduring and contentious debates in education circles concerns the best way to hold schools and districts accountable for improving outcomes for students and closing achievement gaps. Lawmakers, teachers, district administrators, parents, and other stakeholders...

source: Center for American Progress

A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically. And they say the initial results are promising. Perhaps counterintuitively, when kids take a break from a classroom lesson on the...

source: The Atlantic

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