Seclusion and restraint continue to be serious problems in schools. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would address these harmful practices.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County, Virginia has joined the growing opposition to the Youngkin Administration’s Model Policies for Transgender Students.
Virginia’s school bullying law has changed.
25 community organizations jointly call on Virginia legislators to oppose a school discipline bill that will disproportionately harm students with disabilities without making schools any safer.
It is rather amazing how much schools get wrong about IEPs and special education requirements.
The Commonwealth of Virginia settled a lawsuit with 12 disabled students, affirming that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students whose disabilities put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19.
Schools must provide students with seizure disorders the support they need to safety attend school, learn and fully access their school environment.
Virginia parents of students with disabilities need to know that they have important parental consent rights as they proceed through the special education process.
On July 1, 2022, a new law became effective in Virginia regarding seizure management and seizure action plans in schools. The new law provides important new protections for students with seizure disorders.
Under the IDEA and state and federal regulations, training for school staff can be written into IEPs.