Friday, September 21, 2012

Vaughn G. Litigation Ends

See this story from the Baltimore Sun on the end of the long-running Baltimore City special education litigation.  It begins:
The nearly three-decade legal fight that transformed the long-beleaguered special-education system in Baltimore city schools has officially come to an end. 
Vaughn G. et al. v. the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, a federal suit filed by the Maryland Disability Law Center in 1984 alleging that city students weren't receiving timely assessments and services to students with disabilities were grossly inadequate, was finally resolved Saturday after a two-year settlement agreement the two entities entered in 2010. 
City schools CEO Andrés Alonso said in a statement Thursday that the resolution reflects the system's progress, and the law center "pushed us where we needed pushing."



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