Industry News in Special Education

Special education is constantly evolving. As a teacher or professional, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry news and trending topics in the field. Explore this page to discover industry news, informative articles, and helpful resources.

Special Careers for a Special Education Teacher

Where Do You Start? While special education may seem broad and overwhelming, there is an area of focus for everyone involved in the field. If you’re considering a career in special education, it might be beneficial to ask yourself the following questions: What are you passionate about? What drives you in the classroom? Are there […]

Teaching for Life After School

Students with special needs require a more specialized and accommodating education, especially those with more severe disabilities. To help them successfully move into adulthood, a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will often include transition services (to read about the requirements from IDEA, click here). It is added to their IEP no later than when that […]

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Special Education by the Numbers

Despite the previous decline in students who received special education services, there has been a recent increase in students who qualify for coverage under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of students ages 3-21 who received special education services in the 2013-14 school year […]

Deaf vs. Hearing Impaired: What’s PC?

In the field of special education, it is especially important to be mindful of the terminology you use. Familiarizing yourself with politically correct terminology is a good way to ensure you don’t accidentally offend someone, but when does striving to be PC go too far? What’s Politically Correct? There is one case where this has […]

Learn How Budget Cuts Might Affect You

One of the most important trending topics in special education is the negative affect of federal budget cuts. Although federal budget cuts in education are nearly impossible to avoid, cuts to special education programs can be incredibly devastating. They can lead to teachers and aides getting laid off, increased class sizes, and the elimination of beneficial […]