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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.

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.

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