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Bullying of Students with Disabilities Triggers Affirmative Obligations Under Section 504 and the IDEA

November 2014 Number 89 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a "Dear Colleague" letter (OCR Letter) on October 21, 2014, guiding schools on how

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Ninth Circuit Concludes That Districts Must Share All Educational Testing Data With Parents During the IEP Process

September 2014 Number 67 The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a school district's failure to provide educational testing data

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State Board of Education Amends Special Education Regulations Effective July 1, 2014

August 2014 Number 54 On July 1, 2014, amendments to the state special education regulations went into effect,

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Court Declares Least Restrictive Environment Mandate Applies to Extended School Year Placements

April 2014 Number 24 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently considered whether the requirement to serve special education students

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New Federal Guidance on Effective Communication with People Who Have Communication Disabilities

March 2014 Number 20 On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, issued guidance entitled

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Argument On K.M. v. Tustin Unified School District

March 2014 Number 19 School districts must comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when developing an appropriate IEP for

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False Alarm! CDE Reverses Own Changes to Initial Assessment Timelines, Reinstating Exception for School Breaks Over Five Days

January 2014 Number 8 Uncertainty and confusion developed in October 2013 when the California Department of Education (CDE) stated an intention to change

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