GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. hired a special education compliance clerk to meet a variety of needs in its special education department, school officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gary Community School Corp. and EdisonLearning agreed to a tentative operating contract for Roosevelt College and Career Academy in the nick of time Wednesday to prevent the State Board of Education from dictating settlement terms.
LANSING | Special education teachers are picketing outside local school board meetings after a stall in contract negotiations with the Illinois Education Association.
Gary Community School Corp.'s track record with special education has been abysmal, but there are signs of progress.
GARY | Sharida Cobbins refused to sign her son's Individualized Education Program because she doesn't agree with his placement.
"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.
Eileen Gold Kushner, who overcame a learning disability to own three Chicago-area McDonald's franchises, speaks at one of her restaurants about growing up with disabilities. Gold collaborated with Kathy Young, a former special education teacher from Cary, Ill. for the book "Smart on the Insi…
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. | When Eileen Gold Kushner began working at a McDonald's 37 years ago, she was told she would never progress past making french fries and milkshakes. She always had trouble processing what she was learning, but never knew why until she was an adult.
LANSING | Lansing Elementary District 158 is hosting a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 to discuss plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend a private school or are homeschooled and live within the district's boundaries.
Tri-Creek School Corp. recently won the Indiana Department of Education's Assistive Technology Award.
GARY | Gary Community School Corp. officials said they have a plan in place to tackle problems in the district's special education department.
Sixteen percent of Indiana students in kindergarten through 12th grade are in special education programs, according to the Pew Center on the States.
Morton High School special education teacher Robert Hall passes out a test in his class Thursday.
Best Buddies strives to help integrate students with developmental and intellectual disabilities into their schools by pairing them with mainstream students to create long-lasting friendships.
Lansing School District 158 meets Oct. 11, 2011.
GARY | An attorney has filed a tort claim against Gary Community School Corp., alerting the district he intends to seek $700,000 on behalf of a 14-year-old Gary student who reportedly was sexually assaulted while her teacher was outside of the classroom.
CROWN POINT | The veteran director of the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative is resigning after 37 years in education and 20 as director.
Dyscalculia, a widely under-diagnosed learning disability which makes it difficult for individuals to grasp math concepts, might affect as many people as dyslexia.
CALUMET CITY | A small group of parents voiced concern to the Calumet City Elementary District 155 Board of Education last week about changes in the special education program at Wentworth Junior High School.
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