Sunday, October 07, 2012

Department of Education Receives Record Number of Disability Discrimination Complaints

See this post from EdWeek's invaluable On Special Education blog.  An excerpt:
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights says that, from 2009 to 2011, the agency received more complaints about disability issues than ever before in a three-year period. 
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The report out this month also drills down to what specific areas within disability rights were inquired about most often. 
Topping the list was the issue of a free, appropriate public education, or FAPE as those with some special education knowledge will know. Nearly 4,700 complaints of the 11,700 received regarding disabilities had something to do with FAPE. The office for civil rights also launched 15 investigations around the country related to FAPE.



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