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September 11, 2015

States Vary in Proportion of Students With Disability-Related '504' Plans

The recent Civil Rights Data Collection by the Education Department offers greater insight into this student population, who have disabilities but are not covered under the IDEA.

October 21, 2014

Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities

The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies

August 20, 2014

Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools

About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.

August 12, 2013

Non-Medical School Workers May Administer Insulin in California

Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.

October 05, 2012

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.

October 01, 2012

N.J. District Cited for Segregating Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.

April 30, 2012

Diet's Effect on ADHD Must Be Studied Further

There are potential benefits in adjusting what these kids eat, but there is still much to learn.

April 24, 2012

Section 504 Protection Usually Does Not Apply to Private Schools

The U.S. Education Department says that "private schools whose students or teachers participate in federally assisted programs conducted by a local school district are not grant recipients and are not directly subject to the federal civil rights requirements.

April 23, 2012

Feds Resolve Issues In Memphis Over Students With Health Problems

The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.

April 17, 2012

Are Children at Private Schools Entitled to Services Under Section 504?

School boards shouldn't have to provide services to students with disabilities at private schools who would get services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if they attended a public school, the National School Boards Association argues.

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