Legislation to increase awareness and intervention for students with dyslexia in Hoosier schools has been approved by the general assembly.
With a teacher shortage in the state, lawmakers want to help license more teachers by waiving some testing requirements.
Schools can ask the state for additional money for special education costs, but the fund for those services is tighter than previous years.
Education advocates say they’re worried special education in public schools could be threatened under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Indiana's Congressional delegation wants the federal education department to give the state more time to prepare before changes to high school diplomas begin.
School districts rely on Medicaid reimbursements for special education, transportation for children with disabilities, social workers and more.
HMSES, a co-op between schools in Hancock, Madison and Shelby Counties, provides special education services across districts.
The state is re-writing the graduation requirements, and some people worry the more rigorous standards will keep special education students from graduating.
Doctors say parents should consider behavioral therapy before giving their children ADHD medication.
If Indiana schools were to lose the estimated $114 million in federal education funding, programs for students with special needs would feel a deep impact.