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Feature Articles & Resources

Feature articles • In-depth consideration of current special education topics and practices. • Experienced and authoritative writers. • Resources for parents, teachers, and professionals. • Fostering dialogue among special education stakeholders.

From the Courts & Capitols

Covering legal and legislative developments that shape special education in New Jersey and nationally. • Specific cases from administrative, state and federal courts. • Legislative and administrative policy developments at state and federal levels.

Information Parents & Educators Can Use

By and for parents, teachers and professionals. • Teaching and assessment strategies for specific learning and behavioral challenges • Peer-to-peer advice and experience sharing • Q&As and FAQs for use on the front line • Statistics and data for trend identification.

Latest CG Articles

Homelessness, Poverty and Special Education

Poverty presents many challenges, but perhaps none is more threatening to a child than attempting to live and go to school without a place to call home. According to data from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census, 2.5 million children were homeless in 2013 – one in every 30 children in the country.

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    Student Perspective: The Partially Defined Struggle

    Student Perspective: Growing up with a physical disability, I always felt that my physical issues took a front seat to other challenges I had. They were, after all, visible: I use a wheelchair. I have stiff muscles. I walk with a walker, and my legs always cross in front of each other when I step. That much is obvious. But there are other issues I struggle with too – issues that are not as easy for others to see.

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      From the Capitol: Justice Department Announces Expansion of those Covered by ADA

      The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued new regulations significantly expanding who is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The regulations took effect in October.

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        From the Capitol: U.S. DOE Increases Funding for Teachers

        The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $7 million to help recruit and train teachers and administrators serving children with disabilities. The funding will go to seven states, including New Jersey.

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          From the Capitol: US Department of Education Calls for An End to Physical Punishment in Schools

          In a five page letter to governors and state education officials, the U.S. Secretary of Education has called on schools to stop using physical punishment to address behavior issues.

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            Snapshot: Poverty, Homelessness and Special Education

            Snapshot of data on Poverty, Homelessness and Special Education. Includes poverty rates, dropout rates, SNAP participation, and special education services.

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              Q&A: Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities

              by Elaine Mulligan A charter school is a public school and as such, is responsible for serving students with disabilities in keeping with state law. Q: What is a Charter School? A: Charter schools are public elementary and secondary schools, just as traditional...
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