Students With Disabilities
Read about the experiences of students with disabilities in schools
School & District Management School Leaders With Disabilities: 'It's Important to Share That You're Not Alone'
Educators say their own experience gives them insight into the needs of students with disabilities and how to support them.
School & District Management Statistics Update: New Trends in Enrollment, Virtual Schooling, and Special Education
New data in EdWeek's statistics pages point to changes in where students are attending school and the services they're getting.
Special Education Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Learning Differences?
Answer 10 questions to assess your knowledge on learning differences.
Special Education Reports Teaching Students With Learning Differences: Results of a National Survey
This report examines survey findings about implementation of best practices for teaching students with learning differences.
School Climate & Safety Protecting Students With Disabilities in an Emergency: 5 Key Strategies
Students with disabilities are often left out of discussions about school safety. Here are five ways to ensure their needs are being met.
School Climate & Safety In a School Emergency, Special Educators Feel the 'Weight of the World'
As society debates safety practices in the wake of school shootings, protecting students with disabilities poses particular challenges.
Special Education New Discipline Guidance Focuses on Discrimination Against Students With Disabilities
The Biden administration aims to clarify how federal law protects students with disabilities.
Classroom Technology 10 Tips for Making Digital Materials More Accessible to Students With Disabilities
Avoiding PDFs, editing automatic transcriptions, and describing what's onscreen rather than pointing are among their ideas.
Classroom Technology What Are the Barriers to Better Use of Technology in Special Education?
Researchers identify what special education teachers need to use technology more effectively.
Special Education The Pandemic Changed How We Teach Students With Learning Differences
Educators shared their new knowledge as part of Education Week's interactive Q & A.
Student Well-Being Thousands of Students Will Face Long COVID. Schools Need to Plan Now
The issue may not be on educators' radar screens, but should be.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Denies Appeal From 1st Grader With Disabilities Put In Chokehold by Teacher
Lower courts said the Texas student and his parents could not bring a federal civil rights claim because of adequate state-law procedures.
Student Well-Being How Schools Can Help Students With Learning Differences Overcome Mental Health Challenges
A Twitter chat focused on mental health needs of students with thinking and learning differences and teachers and how schools can help.
Special Education What Do Schools Owe Students With Disabilities? Feds Plan to Update Regulations
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Comments are open for suggested changes.