“I Urge You to Ensure That Every Student in Every School is Safe and Protected”

In a July 31 letter, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described his reaction to testimony before Congress on the use of restraints and seclusion in public schools. He advised school Continue Reading →

When Evaluation Shows a Disability, School Says Child is “Lazy”

We receive many questions about violations of IDEA. The children’s names and dates of birth change but their stories are similar. The child shows clear signs of a disability. The Continue Reading →

Strategies – When the Juvenile Justice System Operates on “Blind Trust”

What can a juvenile do if a juvenile court judge operates on “blind trust” with regard to the school system? Doesn’t the court have to be told the student has Continue Reading →

Handcuffs? Bruises? Disability Rights Files Suit Against Wake County Schools

On Thursday, September 18, Pete and Pam presented a special education law and advocacy training program in Chapel Hill, NC. After checking in, we picked up an email from an Continue Reading →