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February 24, 2014

N.J. Enters Agreement on Inclusion for Students With Disabilities

The federal court settlement was prompted by a long-running lawsuit filed by four disability advocacy groups.

January 03, 2014

FBI Probe Finds No Misuse of Title I Funds in Providence, R.I. District

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

Calif. High Court Says Districts Are Responsible for Services to Jailed Youths

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

Court: Student Misidentified for Special Education Not Protected Under IDEA

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

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.

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