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January 05, 2011

Long-Running Special Education Lawsuit in Pa. Gets Trial Date

Lower Merion, a district in a suburb of Philadelphia, is accused of systematically tracking black students into special education classes.

December 20, 2010

A Look at Hawaii Special Education After Court Oversight

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has written a series of stories examining the results of the state's revamped special education program.

December 14, 2010

Full Appeals Court to Hear Special Education Seclusion Case

The full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will revisit a March decision where a panel of judges said parents had to exhaust their administrative remedies under the IDEA before filing a lawsuit.

November 03, 2010

Finding the Right Special Education Advocate

A case of a lawyer recently convicted of unauthorized practice of law offers an opportunity to review just what makes a good advocate.

October 13, 2010

Minn. Supreme Court Ruling Mandates Extracurricular Inclusion

"All children deserve the opportunity to get the most out of their educational experience, and that includes after-school activities," state Education Commissioner Alice Seagren said.

October 01, 2010

Mother's Fight For Jailed Son Exposes Special Education Gaps

A judge concurred that a California womans' son was being denied his right to a free, public education.

July 29, 2010

Suit Filed Against New Orleans District On Behalf Of Students With Disabilities

The school district is systematically violating provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the lawsuit says.

May 26, 2010

Lawmakers Discuss Removing Words "Mentally Retarded" From Federal Law

Why should there be outdated or offensive language in the very laws designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities? That's what some lawmakers are discussing on Capitol Hill this week. Senators are preparing to eliminate all references in federal law to the terms "mental reta...

May 20, 2010

Georgia Weighs Rules on Restraint and Seclusion

The Georgia Board of Education has proposed new rules about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools that could be approved as early as its July meeting. The proposed rules would prohibit the use of seclusion, chemical restraints such as prescription drugs, mechanical restraints, or prone rest...

April 21, 2010

Judge Ends 26-Year Special Education Suit in Baltimore

A federal judge signed a joint settlement agreement Monday, putting an end to a 26-year-old special education lawsuit in Baltimore City. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis signed the agreement, which concludes court oversight of the schools, noting that Baltimore City Public Schools made significant...

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