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July 27, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary

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

June 29, 2016

Education Department Settles Civil Rights Complaints Over Accessible Websites

Education entities in seven states and one territory were under investigation because of websites deemed inaccessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

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 28, 2016

Special Education Parents File Complaint Against New York City Charter Network

The Success Academies, a network that educates 11,000 children, is the subject of a complaint over its disciplinary practices, which some allege unfairly target students with disabilities.

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.

June 12, 2015

Jailed Youth With Disabilities Face Poor Treatment and Support, Report Says

The National Disability Rights Network is shining a spotlight on poor prospects for incarcerated youth, many of whom have disabilities.

May 07, 2015

Disability Issues Take the Lead in Record-Setting Years for Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S Department of Education's office for civil rights released a status report of its work for the past two fiscal years, much of which was driven by complaints over alleged violations of disability law.

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