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December 29, 2016

On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") provided school districts with guidance on how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities, thereby violating Section 504 of...

August 3, 2016

In my prior post, I discussed the new OCR guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”).  I...

June 20, 2016

On May 24 2016, an amended complaint was filed against the New York City Department of Education ("DOE")  for failing to do enough to address bullying and violence in its schools.  Under pressure from New York State, the DOE has put into place several regulations meant...

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