Monday, July 25, 2005

Bad Grades

The Los Angeles Unified School District earned poor marks Friday in its ongoing effort to reform special education programs, with an independent court monitor reporting that he doubted the district would make all mandated improvements by next summer's deadline.Among other criticisms, monitor Carl Cohn reported that the district was lagging in its efforts to integrate special education students into the general school population and that the district had completed only a tiny percentage of renovation projects intended to provide "handicapped access" for children with disabilities.


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Monday, July 11, 2005

Settlement put off

A judge in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania has put off the approval of a settlement of a special education law suit for about 60 days while he gets final summations from both sides. For more info, click here.

Controvery in Courts

According to this article, courts in Oregon are deciding the issue of whether school districts have to reimburse parents for the price of private schooling when the parents claim that their children are not getting FAPE by public schools. I'm going to see if I can find the decisions on line and will post them as soon as I can (if I can find them).