NYS Special Ed Public Hearings
Sep21

NYS Special Ed Public Hearings

This just came across my inbox: The New York State Education Department’s P-12: Office of Special Education has scheduled three public hearings to seek public comment on proposed amendment to Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education programs and services for students with disabilities. The proposed amendment is necessary to conform the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education...

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No Disabled Student Left Behind
Jan08

No Disabled Student Left Behind

Reforms to No Child Left Behind are a must, but not at the expense of the achievement and true learning potential of students with disabilities.

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Special Ed Advocates Sue Boston Public Schools Over Placement
Jan03

Special Ed Advocates Sue Boston Public Schools Over Placement

The Boston public school system is facing a class-action lawsuit in federal court asserting that the district routinely violates state and federal law by delaying evaluations and classroom placements for preschoolers with special needs.

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Testing Firms Not Complying with Law on Disabled
Dec29

Testing Firms Not Complying with Law on Disabled

A new federal study criticizes the Justice Department for failing to enforce laws that provide disabled students with special accommodations for taking the SAT, bar exam and other high-stakes tests.

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7-Year Old Special Needs Student is Pepper Sprayed
Dec19

7-Year Old Special Needs Student is Pepper Sprayed

A 7-year-old boy, out of control in a special education class, was subdued by a San Mateo police officer with pepper spray.

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