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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.

August 19, 2016

Report: Justice Department to Sue Georgia Over Special Education School Network

The Justice Department will take action against Georgia after eight months of fruitless negotiations over a state network of schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

August 12, 2016

Virtual Schools Must Follow Special Education Rules, Ed. Department Says

States and districts that run virtual schools should ensure those schools follow mandates around such issues as testing and student identification, says a "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education.

June 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Special Education Case Involving Service Dog

The case, which is about exhaustion of remedies under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, stems from a dispute about whether a service dog was allowed in school.

June 03, 2016

District of Columbia Ordered to Improve Child Find, Special Education Services

The resolution to a years-old class action lawsuit will require the city to enroll at least 8.5 percent of its preschool-age population in special education, among other mandates.

May 31, 2016

Two Special Education Suits See Supreme Court Attention

The justices asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit about educational benefit, and in a separate case, the administration asked the Court to weigh a case involving an assistance dog.

April 22, 2016

FDA Proposal Would Ban Shock Devices at Residential School

Two years after an expert panel recommended the action, the FDA has proposed a complete ban on the use of aversive devices that deliver an electric shock to ward off aversive behaviors.

March 04, 2016

Judge Withdraws Order to Release Calif. Student Records for Special Education Suit

The California Department of Education will retain control of the student database, but plaintiffs in a case representing special education students will be able to request targeted searches of the information.

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