Section 504

New York Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner speaks at a meeting on the lawsuit in New York City that argues schools failed to adequately respond to trauma.
New York Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner speaks at a meeting on the lawsuit in New York City that argues schools failed to adequately respond to trauma.
Photo courtesy of Legal Services NYC
Special Education Do Distressed Students Have a Right to Trauma-Sensitive Schooling?
Three ongoing lawsuits make the case that schools have a responsibility to consider and mitigate the effects of students' personal traumas on their learning.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 3, 2019
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Special Education Special Education Reforms at Center of New Settlement Agreements
The Berkeley, Calif. school district and the state of Ohio have said they will do more to provide services and to ensure students with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings.
Christina A. Samuels, December 17, 2018
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Special Education Boston Resolves Civil Rights Complaint Over Students With Sickle Cell Disease
The Boston school district agreed to take a number of steps to ensure that it is identifying children with the genetic disorder and offering the supports they're legally entitled to under federal law.
Christina A. Samuels, February 13, 2018
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School Climate & Safety New Guidance Outlines Civil Rights Protections for Students With Disabilities
Three new documents describe the responsibilities of all schools, including charters, in following Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Christina A. Samuels, December 29, 2016
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Equity & Diversity Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary
The guidance, released on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reminds schools of their obligations to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Christina A. Samuels, July 27, 2016
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Special Education Report Roundup Special Populations
States vary widely in the number of students with disabilities who are covered under Section 504, according to an analysis by the Advocacy Institute.
Christina A. Samuels, September 21, 2015
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Special Education States Vary in Proportion of Students With Disability-Related '504' Plans
The recent Civil Rights Data Collection by the Education Department offers greater insight into this student population, who have disabilities but are not covered under the IDEA.
Christina A. Samuels, September 11, 2015
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School Climate & Safety New Federal Guidance Addresses Bullying of '504' Students With Disabilities
The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies.
Evie Blad, October 21, 2014
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Special Education Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities
The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies
Christina A. Samuels, October 21, 2014
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Federal Report Roundup Special Education
An analysis of U.S. Department of Education data finds that students receiving accommodations under Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act differ from those classified under the Individuals With Disabilities Act.
Christina A. Samuels, August 26, 2014
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Special Education Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools
About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
Christina A. Samuels, August 20, 2014
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Student Well-Being Non-Medical School Workers May Administer Insulin in California
Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.
Christina A. Samuels, August 12, 2013
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Special Education Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education
The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.
Nirvi Shah, October 5, 2012
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Special Education N.J. District Cited for Segregating Students With Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.
Nirvi Shah, October 1, 2012
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