School officials say that oversight from the state prompted them to keep special education enrollment at no more than 8.5 percent, even if that meant delaying evaluations or shifting kids into services that offered less legal obligation.
The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
The Justice Department will take action against Georgia after eight months of fruitless negotiations over a state network of schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
States and districts that run virtual schools should ensure those schools follow mandates around such issues as testing and student identification, says a "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Baltimore County school district wants to change district policy to include other types of advanced academic work, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.
Cross-posted from Rules for Engagement By Evie Blad Kentucky's highest education official sent cease and desist letters to the state's school districts last week, forbidding them from using Aikido, a form of Japanese martial arts, to restrain students. That's because the technique puts students in physical positions banned by state policy, the letter said. Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt made his order in response to concerns that staff at about five school districts, including the Jefferson County school district, had been trained in or started using a technique called Aikido Control Training to physically restrain students, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Pruitt ...
The guidance was issued to draw attention to--and reduce--the number of students with disabilities suspended multiple times from school.
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Clinton revisited her 1970s-era advocacy work at the Children's Defense Fund during her speech accepting the Democratic Party nomination for president.
The guidance, released on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reminds schools of their obligations to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder