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March 10, 2015

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

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

Spanish Speakers Demand Translation for Special Education Meetings

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

Sen. Tom Harkin Uses Farewell Speech to Uphold Disability Rights

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

Lawsuit Supporting Special Education Students in New Orleans Nears Closure

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

Landmark Special Ed. Case Confirming 'Zero Reject' Rule Marks 25 Years

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

Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

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

Report Explores 'Pipeline to Prison' for Students With Disabilities

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

Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities

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

S.C. Charters Agree to Accessibility Changes After Federal Investigation

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.

January 25, 2013

Schools Must Accommodate Students With Disabilities in Athletics, Ed. Dept. Says

Education Department guidance reiterates that schools must offer equal opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sports.

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