States Found Moving to Head Off Due-Process Hearings
The fear of due-process hearings looms large in disputes between parents of children with disabilities and schools.
But more than 80 percent of requests for due process—a legal remedy outlined in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—never get to the point at which a hearing is held, according to an official with a national technical-assistance center on resolving special education disputes.
A recent analysis released by the center and a group that represents state special education directors describes the many methods states are using to head off due-process hearings by resolving complaints before they...
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