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March 18, 2014

Report Card Ranks State Charter School Laws

The Center for Education Reform releases its latest rankings on charter school laws in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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.

November 25, 2013

Legislators, Educators in Pa. Embroiled in Charter Debate

Much media attention is being paid to the impact of charter schools on local districts in Pennsylvania as the state senate works to change the charter school law.

October 23, 2013

Digging Into the Data on Corporal Punishment in Schools

Experts on corporal punishment in schools weigh in on federal data and state legislation.

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 23, 2013

Court Upholds Use of 'Timeout Room' at Oklahoma School

A school district's use of a "timeout room" did not violate the constitutional rights of a student with developmental disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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