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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.

December 07, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Special Education Case

The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.

September 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Level of 'Benefit' Special Education Must Provide

The Court plans to take up a case that centers on what benefit a "free, appropriate public education" must provide to a child covered under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

August 23, 2016

Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia School Network Alleges Disability-Law Violations

The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

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