Monthly Archives: March 2011

Special Education Students Must Stay in Abusive Situation to Seek Educational Remedies

Court: Special Needs Student Must Stay in Abusive Situation to Seek Remedies for Consequences of Abuse Schools are required under federal law to provide special needs students with a “Free Appropriate Public Education” (FAPE). What FAPE means in the real … Continue reading

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Court Says Special Needs Students Not Entitled to Bully-Free Education

Bullying – name-calling, exclusion or physical abuse – is a daily challenge for many students.  It’s a top concern for parents.  It also tops the charts as a public policy issue in state legislatures. Since 2005, 45 states have passed … Continue reading

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First Amendment 2.0

Can schools discipline students for online speech? Research has confirmed what parents already know: students are spending an increasing amount of time at the computer, usually on activities that are not related to school. A recent study by the Kaiser … Continue reading

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