A US District Court judge ruled that the Tennessee Governor's order allowing parents to opt their children out of...
Month: October 2021
Schools Need to Support Intersex Students
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a fact sheet, Supporting Intersex Students: A...
New Federal Resource on Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health during COVID-19
The US Department of Education released a resource for schools on supporting students’ social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
More School Mask Lawsuits on Both Sides of the Debate
The controversy over masking in schools isn't going away any time soon. Parents filed class action lawsuits recently...
Students with Disabilities Allege Discrimination in Distance Learning
Families of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against the State of California for violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its distance learning program.
US Dept of Ed Approves Virginia’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
The US Department of Education approved Virginia’s plan for use of American Rescue Plan funding for K-12 schools. Virginia plans to address the needs of students struggling academically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to meet the mental and physical needs of students upon return to school.
Federal Government Sends Strong Message to Schools to Support Students’ Mental Health
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued joint guidance reminding schools of their obligation to address students’ mental health needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Students with Disabilities at High Risk for Discipline in School
Arlington Public Schools released data showing what too many parents already know: students with disabilities are at...
US Supreme Court Cases to Watch
There are hot button education issues on the Supreme Court’s docket this term – from public funds for religious school choice, to First Amendment rights of School Board members, to damages for emotional distress.
Students Struggle with Behavior as They Return to School
Students are experiencing more behavorial challenges as they return to school during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students with disabilities are especially vulnerable.