Archives for September 2010

News-in-Brief – September 2010

Data Indicate Drop in Students with SLD The 2009 Digest of Education Statistics, issued by the U.S. Department of Education, reports a drop in the 2007-08 school year from 2.9 million to 2.6 million students identified as having specific learning disabilities. While the data indicate an overall decrease in students identified as having disabilities generally under the IDEA, the change in the SLD category is by far the greatest. The important question is what has caused the drop in numbers. The debate has begun over whether these data are linked to changes in education policy, such as Response to Intervention… Read More »