A report finds that a relatively small group of states and jurisdictions are responsible for most of the legal actions under federal special education law, and the authors suggest that reforms be focused on those areas.
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October 15, 2015
May 18, 2015
The Monday action by the Supreme Court follows a recommendation from the Obama administration that the high court not take up the case, which involved a private school placement.
October 08, 2014
The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.
September 30, 2014
The U.S. Government Accountability Office's report notes that many due process hearings take longer than 45 days to resolve, because of extensions granted by hearing officers.
July 29, 2014
Allowing students to potentially stay in private schools until all appeals are exhausted could be an expensive prospect for many districts, argues the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
May 15, 2014
Concern about special education lawsuits is widespread, but complaints are common only in a handful of states, according to a longitudinal analysis of due process complaints.
November 05, 2012
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.
May 01, 2012
An attorney might propose ways to reform the law—due for reauthorization for several years now—that are beneficial to that profession. But that's anything but the gist of these suggestions.
November 21, 2011
As the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased over the last few years, new research finds these students are disproportionately involved in lawsuits about whether they are getting a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting as required by federal law.
December 23, 2010
A group that monitors special education dispute resolution said these states focused on resolving complaints early.