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In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Shutterstock)

Feds Make Good On Vow To Sue Over Segregated Schools

In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the ADA.

August 24, 2016

Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

More than a year after the Justice Department found a statewide network of schools illegally segregating students with disabilities, the agency said it will pursue the matter in court.

August 22, 2016

Millions Headed To States For Special Ed Training

The U.S. Department of Education is shelling out millions in funding to help recruit and train teachers and administrators serving children with disabilities.

August 19, 2016

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Suit: Boy With Disabilities Forced To Sign Terrorist Confession

The family of a 12-year-old with special needs is suing, claiming their son's rights were violated when school officials forced him to sign a false confession saying he was a terrorist.

August 19, 2016

IDEA Applies To Online Schools Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services and supports even if they attend school online, the U.S. Department of Education says.

August 12, 2016
As the new school year gets underway, the U.S. Department of Education is reminding districts that they must consider behavior supports when crafting IEPs for students with disabilities. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Schools Told Not To Skimp On Behavior Supports

Frequent discipline may be a sign that kids with disabilities are not receiving FAPE, according to new federal guidance reminding schools of their obligations to provide behavior supports.

August 9, 2016

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Woman Fights For Accessible School Websites

School districts across the U.S., be warned: If your websites aren't accessible to people with disabilities, an outspoken special education advocate is ready to take action.

August 2, 2016
A high school student with ADHD takes a quiz in the teachers’ lounge so that she can avoid distraction. The U.S. Department of Education is reminding schools of their obligation to identify and accommodate students with the condition. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer/TNS)

Schools Reminded Not To Discriminate Against Kids With ADHD

After years of complaints from parents who say their kids have been denied services, federal officials are looking to prevent discrimination against a growing number of students with ADHD.

July 27, 2016

Education Department Steps In After School Retaliated Against Mom

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is forcing changes at one school district after finding that a parent was retaliated against for advocating at IEP meetings.

July 19, 2016

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Trash Duty For Students With Special Needs Spurs Backlash

Stunned that fellow students with disabilities were assigned to pick up trash, one teen is pushing school administrators to abandon the practice and she has hundreds of supporters.

July 15, 2016

When It Comes To Special Ed, Majority Of States Miss Mark

Federal education officials are calling out more than half of states for failing to meet their obligations under the nation's special education law.

July 12, 2016
Ehlena Fry and her goldendoodle, Wonder, photographed in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Fry's family can seek damages from a school district that balked at the service dog's presence in the classroom. (Michigan ACLU)

Service Dog Case Headed To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy whose family sued after school officials tried to bar the girl from bringing her service dog to class.

July 11, 2016

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