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.
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September 11, 2015
October 21, 2014
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
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
Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.
October 05, 2012
The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.
October 01, 2012
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
There are potential benefits in adjusting what these kids eat, but there is still much to learn.
April 24, 2012
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
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
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.