Education for students with disabilities is relatively new, compared to other civil rights.
Charter schools may be coming to Washington, to address the state's 'achievement gap.' Implementation without factoring students with disabilities in the 'at-risk' pool, however, could generate these discriminatory consequences seen in other states.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn presented a model anti-bullying policy and procedure to the legislature last week. Each public school district now has until August 2011 to implement an individual policy, procedure, and a compliance officer.
If you are a high-school aged student receiving transition services, or if you know or work with such a student, you can complete DRW's survey. DRW is collecting information to get a better sense of what transition services are like across Washington. All answers are confidential.
Court finds the state violated its constitutional obligation to fund the education of Washington students, and says the state must find a way to fund its schools. Legislators have asked Governor Gregoire not to appeal the decision, saying our children deserve no less. With the looming budget...
Closing arguments have been heard in Washington's education funding lawsuit; but advocates wait patiently to see what will happen with the State's 'paramount duty to fund education'.
Supreme Court finds school district denied special education services, must pay for appropriate private placement
The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that under special education law, schools must reimburse parents for private education services sought when a public school fails to provide a free and appropriate public education and the private school placement is appropriate. Disability Rights...
A settlement reached on behalf of a number of Bremerton School District students moves their classroom placement to the local high school, as opposed to institutional grounds. At issue was whether or not students with developmental disabilities would be schooled in community schools, or at state-...