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Court Oversight Ends in Longtime Spec. Ed. Suit

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A federal judge signed a joint settlement agreement last week that puts an end to a 26-year-old special education lawsuit in Baltimore.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis signed the agreement, which concludes court oversight of the schools, noting that the Baltimore city school system made significant progress with its special education program, according to the Maryland education department. The agreement starts a two-year transition, with the state education department continuing to monitor the progress of the special education program, said William Reinhard, a spokesman for the department.

The lawsuit, filed in 1984 on behalf of a student known as Vaughn G., accused the Baltimore public schools of denying essential services to special education students.

Vol. 29, Issue 30, Page 4

Published in Print: April 28, 2010, as Court Oversight Ends in Longtime Spec. Ed. Suit
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