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April 03, 2020

How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice

Very carefully, experts say, while understanding that federal laws governing special education were not written with online education in mind.

February 19, 2020

Autistic School Board Member Pushes for Inclusion, Understanding

Schools are "still dealing with the belief that children [with disabilities] can't be educated with their peers," says Nicki Vander Meulen, an autistic school board member in Madison, Wis.

December 17, 2018

Special Education Reforms at Center of New Settlement Agreements

The Berkeley, Calif. school district and the state of Ohio have said they will do more to provide services and to ensure students with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings.

June 18, 2018

Hawaii Settles Lawsuit on Illegal Age Limit for Special Education

About $8 million will be eligible for compensatory education to students who were affected by an illegal state-imposed age cap on special education enrollment.

May 31, 2018

Education Department Sued Over New Approach to Civil Rights Complaints

Three advocacy organizations say that the Education Department's office for civil rights can't simply ignore the complaints of those who have filed serial complaints and must investigate first.

February 13, 2018

Special Education Case That Made It to Supreme Court Enters Final Chapter

A U.S. district court judge has found that a Colorado school system is responsible for paying the education costs of a student whose case made it to the high court.

October 11, 2017

With Federal Suit Stalled, Ga. Advocates File Special Education Complaint

The target is the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, a network of special education programs accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 01, 2017

New York City Faces Lawsuit Over Special Education-Related Services

The city's school district is accused of shirking its responsibility to provide necessary therapy to students by requiring some parents to find providers on their own.

March 22, 2017

Advocates Hail Supreme Court Ruling on Special Education Rights

Students with disabilities must be provided an educational program that allows them to make progress appropriate to their individual circumstances, the high court ruled on Wednesday.

January 11, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Level of Special Education Benefits

Many observers sensed the justices seemed willing to consider a higher standard for the benefit that must be conferred to a student under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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