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Why Special Education Advocates Are On Edge Over New Teacher Licensing Rules

Becoming a teacher is no longer a matter of earning an education degree. College graduates are taking more alternative tracks into teaching that don’t involve going back to school for another four years. But some colleges of education worry a change to Indiana’s teacher licensing rules could make it too easy to earn credentials to […]

No More Sign Language?

The New York Times reports on protest over proposed changes to the Indiana State School for the Deaf which could eventually lead to the elimination of American Sign Language in favor of technology. Politicians have seen plenty of demonstrators outside the Statehouse here. But the crowd that gathered last month was a bit different from […]

Special Education Programs Could Be Target Of Budget Cuts

Our partners at Indiana Public Media have this report on special education funding. The average cost to educate a student is $10,000. That total goes up to $15,000 to educate someone with severe disabilities. With the state decreasing base level funds, schools are looking at ways to cut costs. Special needs programs could be dramatically […]

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