On February 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education proposed new IDEA regulations to address the disparate treatment of students of color who have disabilities. The proposed regulation is meant to address two disparities identified by USDOE. First, students of color are disproportionately more likely to be identified as children with disabilities. Second, disabled students [...]
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Student sued school board and construction class teacher after student cut his fingers while using a table saw in class. At the beginning of the semester, the teacher taught and demonstrated the safe use of power tools, discussed literature about power tool safety, and required all students to read a textbook that included information on [...]
In a closely watched case from California, a federal judge refused to dismiss a complaint against the Compton Unified School District claiming that the District discriminated against students who were disabled because they were traumatized after witnessing or experiencing violence and other events in their homes and neighborhoods. The students, who sought to be named [...]