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 →

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 →

Some Students Don’t Receive Needed Test Accommodations

Disability Scoop reports that “too little is being done to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations on the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests, according to a new 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 →

Judge Sotomayor Knows About Learning Disabilities – “She Got It!”

As we watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Pete said: “In the Bartlett case, Judge Sotomayor wrote the best description of  learning disabilities Continue Reading →