Settlement Reached in Pennsylvania Special Education Suit
A group of parents and the Pennsylvania education department have reached a tentative settlement of a 10-year-old class action that claimed special education students have been largely kept out of regular education classrooms.
Judith Gran, the lead lawyer for the 12 families and 11 advocacy groups involved in the federal lawsuit against the state, said that school districts that did place special education students in regular classrooms provided few, if any, accommodations for the students’ special needs.
“Instead of being mainstreamed, they were being main-dumped,” said Ms. Gran, who is with the Public Interest...
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