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September 15, 2014

Racial Bias Claim in Special Education Rejected by Divided Appeals Court

Several black families had sued the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, saying it intentionally discriminated against black students in assigning them to special education classes.

July 29, 2014

Special Education Administrators Urge Supreme Court Review of 'Stay Put' Ruling

Allowing students to potentially stay in private schools until all appeals are exhausted could be an expensive prospect for many districts, argues the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

June 10, 2014

N. Kentucky Univ. Program Aims to Increase Rural Lawyers

A new placement program at Northern Kentucky University will aim to place law school graduates in rural areas.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

April 25, 2014

FDA Panel Recommends Banning Shock Devices Used at Residential School

The Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, a residential and day school for children and adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances, is the only entity in the country known to use the devices.

April 21, 2014

Laws in 11 States Require Closure of Low-Performing Charters

The laws require authorizers to reject charter renewals if they do not meet certain benchmarks.

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.

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