Does FERPA Guarantee Student Confidentiality in the Classroom?

I have two children in a public special ed class who are in the medically dependent children program through the state. They have nurses who go with them to school. Continue Reading →

Live Blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy – Please Join Us!

Wrightslaw is live blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) all week. We hope you will join us! Day 1    Day 2 & 3     Day 4    Continue Reading →

Supreme Court: P & A Can Sue State to Protect Individuals with Disabilities

While investigating suspicious deaths in state institutions, the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA) requested relevant records from state officials. Virginia refused, stating that a state-law privilege protected records Continue Reading →

Must Police Obtain a Warrant or Consent Before Interviewing Child at School?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether police and social workers must obtain a warrant, court order, or parental consent before interviewing children at school about claims of Continue Reading →

Just When You Think You’ve Heard it All…

Can special ed students have their math/artwork displayed in the trophy case of a school? I posted the state standards that went with a math assignment, my name (as instructor), Continue Reading →