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Eanes School District Pulls Out of Special Education Analysis Project

As special education advocates continue to spar with state leaders over a $4.4 million, no-bid contract to data mine student records, one school district has decided to walk away from the project — at least for now.

Eanes Independent School District told the Texas Education Agency Wednesday...

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Texts Raise Questions About Texas Special Education Director’s Firing

Newly released text messages are raising questions about why the Texas Education Agency fired its special education director after less than four months on the job.

Laurie Kash was fired in late November, one week after a lawsuit accused her of trying to cover up the sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl while working.... 

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Groups Call for Pause on Student Special Education Data Project

Two statewide groups are calling on the Texas Education Agency to temporarily suspend a $4.4 million, no-bid contract with a company hired to do data mining of confidential special education records, saying the project needs further scrutiny in light of recent complaints.

Disability Rights Texas — a federally created group that advocates for people with disabilities — and the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education say

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Texas Special Education Chief Fired After Questioning No-Bid Contract

The state’s new director of special education was fired Wednesday, one day after she filed a federal complaint claiming the Texas Education Agency wrongly entered into a $4.4 million, no-bid contract with a Georgia company to analyze private records for children with disabilities.

Laurie Kash asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General on Tuesday to investigate...

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