The district has been asked to track down potentially thousands of students who did not get the special education services they were entitled to in school.
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July 13, 2009
June 30, 2009
A ruling in a long-running lawsuit will require the district to track down former students who weren't properly provided special education services.
June 22, 2009
Early reaction frames the court decision as a win for parents.
May 29, 2009
Many of you may already be familiar with the Government Accountability Office, the congressional "watchdog" agency that recently released a report on restraints and seclusion. Less well-known is the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, which communicates directly with Congress. Though funded...
April 28, 2009
Is a student who never received special education services in his home school district eligible to be reimbursed for getting such services at a private school? The Supreme Court hears the case.
February 24, 2009
A few months after I started this blog, I came across the news of a due-process hearing in a small district in Michigan. What caught my attention was that the father of the student at the center of the case was also a school board member of the district he was suing. Also, the 150-student district, ...
January 05, 2009
Happy New Year, everyone! I'm taking a reporting trip this week that will have me posting lightly until Jan. 12 (teaser: it involves RTI!) But you won't have to go without special education reading. Here's some blog posts I have picked up in the past few days: Jay P. Greene, a senior fellow at th...
August 18, 2008
I like to think of my readers as graduate-level experts on special education, but a little refresher never hurts: This site has some nice basic information about what disabilities are covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and what rights are due to a child with a disability....
August 11, 2008
The New York Times pulled no punches in an Aug. 8 editorial published Aug. 8: Many of America’s juvenile jails would be empty if the public schools obeyed federal law and provided disabled children with the special instruction that they need. The editorial was based on a report from the Texas Yo...
August 08, 2008
I don't want On Spec Ed to turn into a special education law blog, because many have staked out that ground quite well, as you can see by checking my blogroll. But I've happened to run across a handful of interesting law-related items: My colleague Mark Walsh wrote today about an appeals court ru...