Keeping Students with Disabilities in School

Students with disabilities are presently suspended at much higher rates than other students in school districts across Texas and nationwide. In 2014, Jim Comstock-Galagan, Executive Director of the former Southern Continue Reading →

Feds Sue: Georgia’s Segregated Schools for Kids with Disabilities Are Illegal

On August 23, 2016, the United States Department of Justice filed suit against the State of Georgia for discriminating against thousands of public school students with behavior and emotional disabilities Continue Reading →

Sleep Disorders, Truancy and Student Needs: A Complicated Mix

I have a student with a sleep disorder and emotional issues. How do the compulsory attendance laws and a student with special education needs intertwine? Good question. All states have Continue Reading →

Shifting Away from Zero-Tolerance? Improving School Discipline Policies…

U.S. DOE and DOJ Release School Discipline Guidance Package Goal: Improve school discipline and school climate Reality: Kids with disabilities, especially minority kids, far more likely to be suspended, expelled, arrested, Continue Reading →