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December 1, 2016

In an October 22, 2016 Policy letter (October 22, 2016 to Jennifer Carroll), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (“OSERS”) addressed Independent Educational Evaluations (“IEE”) and whether, in certain circumstances...

November 14, 2016

On April 17, 2015 the United States Department of Education’s “Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services” (“OSERS”) sent a Memo to State Directors of Special Education in which they reaffirmed their “Letter to Delisle: Children with disabilities with high...

August 23, 2016

An April 2016 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) letter discussed whether a school district could identify a child as having dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia under the category of Specific Learning Disability (SLD).  The question posed...

August 12, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education's (DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released guidance on School Discipline for Children with Disabilities on August 1st.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that in the ca...

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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