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August 29, 2013

Hawaii Age Limit on Special Education Struck Down

The state cannot exclude students with disabilities who are 20 and 21 from public schools, according to a federal appeals court.

August 07, 2013

Pa. Group Alleges Discrimination in Alternative-School Placements

Black students and students with disabilities are being placed in "drastically inferior" education programs at a disproportionate rate, says the Education Law Center.

April 22, 2013

School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due Process

The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.

December 04, 2012

Ratification of Treaty on Rights of Persons With Disabilities Fails

Republican opponents of the measure claimed the measure could threaten U.S. sovereignty and infringe on American parents' rights to raise and homeschool their children as they wish.

December 03, 2012

Disability Rights, Access to Education Vary Around the World

The fate of American approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is unknown as opponents say it will effect the ability of parents in the United States to homeschool their children.

November 26, 2012

Court: Districts Must Repay Parents for Special Ed. Evals

School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.

November 12, 2012

District of Columbia Settles Lawsuit Over Transport of Special Ed. Students

Over the years, a special master had found that some students with disabilities were never picked up or picked up late, missing valuable time in school.

November 05, 2012

After 30 Years of Special Ed. Law, How Far Have We Really Come?

Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.

October 12, 2012

'Google' Ruling on Digitizing Books a Boon for Blind Readers

In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.

October 01, 2012

N.J. District Cited for Segregating Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.

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