In March, Amiyah Berrios, then a first-grade student at Duquesne Elementary School, raises her hand during math class. Part of the PublicSource series Failing the Future Does every student in Pennsylvania have the right to the same quality of education regardless of the wealth of their family and community? That question is at the heart of the debate expected to take place in Commonwealth Court in the coming year as a result of a lawsuit whose plaintiffs seek to get the state Legislature to fund education more equitably. Officials from the Education Law Center and Public Interest Law Center, who represent the districts and parents who brought the current lawsuit, estimate it would cost $3 billion to $4 billion more than what is currently appropriated for all districts to meet the academic standards set by the state and to ensure that each student is career or college ready. While the courtroom debate is a new development, the issue of disparity is as old as the state’s … [Read more...] about Has there been a return to ‘pauper schools’ in Pennsylvania? A brief history of public education in the state.
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On August, 3, 2018, the Broward Circuit Court approved the release of the Collaborative Educational Network’s report regarding Nikolas Cruz. The Collaborative Educational Network (CEN) was retained to take an objective look at the educational and behavioral services provided to Nikolas Cruz throughout his years as a student within the Broward County public school system. CEN provides consulting services for school districts, charter schools, and non-profit and government agencies involved in education. CEN’s findings show that the District provided significant and appropriate services to Nikolas Cruz in compliance with the federal laws entitling all students to “a free appropriate public education” designed to meet their unique needs. The District utilized a multi-disciplinary approach, including ESE programming, school counseling/guidance and other related services in an effort to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of this student. “The District looks … [Read more...] about District Statement Regarding Court Ruling to Release the Collaborate Educational Network’s Report regarding Nikolas Cruz
Natalie Pate Salem Statesman Journal Published 7:17 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 Five judgments against the Dallas School District in the last two years cite multiple ways school officials failed to comply with state and federal requirements for educating students with special needs. The state orders are among 11 special ed complaints filed against the district in the last twelve years, according to documents obtained by the Statesman Journal under a public records request. Six of the complaints resulted in final judgments against the Polk County school district. The others were withdrawn, settled in mediation or otherwise dismissed. The complaints range from children's school days being shortened to parents being excluded from meetings to staff's failure to identify a student's disabilities. Pushback: Salem-area parents, teachers outraged over fewer assistants next year District leaders say they … [Read more...] about Dallas schools violated law in 5 special education cases in 2 years
Deborah, right, and Luka Hyde talk Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in the River Gallery Sculpture Garden. Deborah, right, and Luka Hyde talk Tuesday, April... Photo by Angela Lewis Foster /Times Free Press. A federal appeals courts in Cincinnati heard arguments Wednesday in a landmark case nearly a year after Hamilton County Schools challenged a federal judge's ruling that it violated federal guidelines to protect students with disabilities. Last July, U.S. District Judge Judge Curtis Collier ruled the school district violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities, when it removed then-second-grader Luka Hyde from Normal Park Elementary School in 2013. Hyde was the first student with Down syndrome at the school, and in April 2013 his teachers and administrators said he would need to spend third grade at the Red Bank Elementary Comprehensive Development … [Read more...] about Federal appeals court hears arguments in Hamilton County’s hallmark special education case