The federal court settlement was prompted by a long-running lawsuit filed by four disability advocacy groups.
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February 20, 2014
January 03, 2014
The FBI was one of several federal agencies involved in an investigation into a vocational program that was found to be improperly isolating students with intellectual disabilities.
December 18, 2013
Youths in county jail who are eligible for special education services must receive them from their "district of residence," the court found.
September 11, 2013
An appeals court ruled that a students misidentified as needing special education services cannot seek relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
August 29, 2013
The state cannot exclude students with disabilities who are 20 and 21 from public schools, according to a federal appeals court.
August 07, 2013
Black students and students with disabilities are being placed in "drastically inferior" education programs at a disproportionate rate, says the Education Law Center.
April 17, 2013
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.
December 04, 2012
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
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
School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.