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August 23, 2016

Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia School Network Alleges Disability-Law Violations

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.

August 03, 2016

Website Accessibility: Ten Things School Districts Should Know

The Education Department's civil rights office is looking at school districts' websites for accessibility issues. How should you prepare your website so that it's available to all users?

February 24, 2016

Justice Department Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

In some states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

January 19, 2016

Supreme Court Seeks Input on Special Education Service Animal Case

The case revolves around a Michigan student with cerebral palsy who was told she could not bring her service dog to school under the terms of her individualized education program.

December 24, 2015

Many New York City Elementary Schools Fail to Meet ADA Requirements

An investigation found that 83 percent of the city's elementary schools are not fully accessible to children with physical disabilities.

October 09, 2015

Justice Department Weighs in on Kentucky Restraint Case

A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.

August 11, 2015

Kentucky Officer in Handcuffing Incident Complied With School Policy, District Says

An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.

August 04, 2015

Kentucky Restraint Lawsuit Focuses Attention on School Resource Officers

Kentucky recently adopted a policy that prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion by school resource officers, but includes a loophole for "lawful exercise of law enforcement duties."

August 03, 2015

Handcuffing of Students In Kentucky District Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

A school resource officer in a suburb of Cincinnati is accused of violating the rights of two elementary school students with disabilities by handcuffing them.

July 24, 2015

Education Department Celebrates ADA's 25th Anniversary

The country has made major strides in including children and youth in school activities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but education officials say work remains.

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