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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May 07, 2015
March 10, 2015
The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.
January 30, 2015
Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven central Ohio school districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.
December 12, 2014
The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.
December 11, 2014
The legal action, filed in 2010, alleged that New Orleans' conversion to a district dominated by charter schools largely left students with disabilities behind.
December 08, 2014
In Timothy W. v Rochester, the court confirmed that children with the most severe handicaps are entitled to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
November 14, 2014
Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
October 27, 2014
Students with behavioral disabilities often end up in the juvenile justice system after acting out at school; that referral can be the start of a downhill slide for many.
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
March 20, 2014
The Education Department's office for civil rights said that the district needed to make courses fully accessible for the 9,000 students enrolled in online schools.