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November 12, 2014

Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Supporting Communications Needs of Students

Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.

November 03, 2014

Maryland Parents Seeking Legislation to Shift IEP 'Burden of Proof'

A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision placed the burden of proof in individualized education program disputes with the party that's bringing the complaint--usually the parents.

October 08, 2014

D.C. Council Approves Bills to Improve Special Education

The legislation is among the efforts intended to improve and expand special education services in the 45,000-student District of Columbia system.

October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

October 01, 2014

Judge: 1,800 Hawaii Special Education Students Eligible for More Services

The decision comes after a 2013 ruling struck down a state regulation that ended public education for all students at age 20.

September 24, 2014

Alabama District Protests 'Misinformation' in Rape-Bait Case

A 2010 attack on a middle school student is back in the news after the U.S. Justice Department filed a brief in support of her family's lawsuit against school administrators.

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.

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