Related to: IDEA

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Issues Important IDEA and 504 Guidance Documents

Schools need not choose between keeping their school community safe and complying with the law, Department Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a letter accompanying newly released guidance documents from the U.S. Department of Education. Schools can both protect students’ rights and respond to safety concerns by providing behavioral supports and imposing discipline in a non-discriminatory…

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IDEA Class Action Brought Against All U.S. School Districts is Dismissed

On July 28, 2020, a complaint was brought in the Southern District of New York, in the case J.T. v. de Blasio, against every school district in the United States alleging that all are or have violated the IDEA when deciding to close schools in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plaintiffs not…

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Checklist for Students Admitted to Mental Health Treatment Facility

As we celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day today, it is important to reflect upon the legal requirements and best practices relating to the education of children with mental health disorders. This is a complex matter, as it involves the intersection of legal issues, educational issues, and medical issues. A child’s mental health disorder…

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