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This article was published on Patch by Samantha Smylie on March 30, 2021. Special education advocates are pressing the state to extend a deadline for Chicago families to seek relief for those years the district delayed or denied services to children with disabilities. A bill in the state legislature, which would extend the timeline, passed […]

This article was published on KVUE by Drew Knight on March 29, 2021. AUSTIN, Texas — Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) and Susman Godfrey LLP on Monday announced that they are filing a lawsuit against Austin ISD, claiming that the district is failing thousands of students with disabilities. The lawsuit claims that AISD has refused to […]

This article was published on Patch by Chris Mosby on March 26, 2021. STRONGSVILLE, OH — The Derby, a new spirit shop at Strongsville High School, officially opened this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to unveil the retail store. The space was created with input from the Strongsville High special education, business and […]

OPRF pulls back special ed redo

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This article was published on the Wednesday Journal by F. Amanda Tugade on March 23, 2021. The Special Education Department at Oak Park and River Forest High School has postponed a series of planned staffing changes after the proposals prompted intense pushback from parents concerned that the adjustments might upend their children’s education.  Earlier this […]

This article was published on Chalkbeat Indiana by Dylan Peers McCoy on March 19, 2021. Each month, a small team at St. Monica Catholic School gathers to compare notes on the school’s 390 students. The staff members talk not only about which students are struggling in class but also about which are visiting the nurse […]

This article was published on Cal Matters by Ricardo Cano and Elizabeth Aguilera on March 22, 2021. One year after schools shuttered, the fears of many parents of California’s special-needs students have been realized. Many of those students — whose disabilities can range from autism to deafness, and most of whom have gone more than […]

This article was published on The Reflector on March 22, 2021. Recent graduate Tristan Shindell graduated a semester early thanks to the Positive Academic Support System (PASS) at Woodland Public Schools. The program, which started in 2017, connects struggling first-year high school students with staff mentors who guide them through a successful academic career and […]