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Teacher Sues Claiming That Lack Of Special Ed Aide Prompted ‘Crying Spells’

A former teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced to resign after a transfer to teach special education without an aide caused her to have "crying spells" in the classroom.

January 31, 2023
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Parents Seek Special Ed Services Lost To COVID

The leader of an administrators group says there's "no humanly way possible" to make up for a year of school closures as families face difficulties recouping services lost to the pandemic.

January 25, 2023
U.S. Department of Education building

Ed Department Sees Sharp Rise In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education says that complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at the highest level in five years.

January 23, 2023

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High Court Could Change The Rights Of Students With Disabilities To Sue For Damages

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether students with disabilities can seek financial relief under a federal law prohibiting discrimination even if they've already settled a case under IDEA.

January 20, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court building

Supreme Court Case Could Change How Special Ed Disputes Are Handled

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week in a case affecting the rights of students with disabilities when disputes arise between schools and families.

January 17, 2023
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More Schools Requiring ‘Psych Clearances’ For Kids To Stay In Class

A growing number of schools are requiring students with disabilities to get evaluations — often called "psychiatric clearances" or "risk assessments"— to return after discipline incidents, advocates say.

January 10, 2023

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Congress Approves Boost To Special Ed, Disability Programs

A newly approved $1.7 trillion federal spending bill will bring more funding for special ed while expanding access to ABLE accounts and addressing the use of electric shock on people with disabilities.

January 5, 2023
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Postsecondary Student With Autism Spurs NCAA Rule Change

Students with disabilities at postsecondary programs nationwide can now compete in Division III athletics, thanks to a 20-year-old runner with autism and his mom who prompted an NCAA rule change.

January 4, 2023
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School District Settles With Teacher Who Told Reporter About Unmet IEPs

When a special ed teacher spoke to a reporter about services she said weren't being provided to her students, she hoped it would serve as a call to action. Instead, she says the school retaliated.

December 16, 2022

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Mom Faces Felony For Recording Daughter’s Self-Contained Classroom

Concerned after her daughter came home with unexplained bruising, a mother is accused of secretly recording conversations on a high school campus, then posting some of the recordings on social media.

December 12, 2022
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The US Regulates How Hospitals Can Use Restraint And Seclusion. Why Not Schools?

Federal rules restrict restraint and seclusion in many psychiatric facilities, hospitals and even prisons, but not in schools where they're disproportionately used on students with disabilities.

December 9, 2022
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Federal Investigation Finds Students With Disabilities Denied FAPE During Pandemic

For the second time this year, federal officials say they have reached an agreement with one of the nation's largest school districts for failing to properly serve students with disabilities.

December 6, 2022

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