Education

The Texas House voted unanimously May 10 to pass a bill ordering the Texas Education Agency to never again cap the number of students enrolled in special education programs.
Disability Rights New York issued a new report April 21, documenting its findings of abuse and neglect at a New York State elementary school, as well as changes the school district has made to address these concerns.
Congress passed a last minute budget deal on May 1 to keep the government running through September, which, among other things, surprisingly increases special education funding.
Indiana Disability Rights filed a complaint with the state’s education agency on April 3, accusing it of segregating children with disabilities by not allowing them to participate in recess.
In a unanimous decision issued March 22, the Supreme Court rejected a particularly low standard, recently used by an appellate court in a decision favoring a school district, for measuring whether schools are meeting their obligations toward helping special education students make educational...
In a victory for disability rights advocates, the Texas Education Agency will remove a policy that prevented an estimated hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities from receiving special education services.
In a letter to legislators sent last month, the nations’ largest coalition of disability rights advocates urged passage of a new bill, known as the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act.
In a major victory for disability rights advocates, the Supreme Court, in ordering an appellate court to rehear a case by an 8-0 vote on February 22, has made it easier for families of students with disabilities to pursue Americans with Disabilities Act claims against schools.
In a letter to members of the House of Representatives dated February 3, the National Disability Rights Network demanded that they reject a proposal to weaken federal education accountability measures in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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