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Notes from the news - August 18

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Complaint: District fails to address bullying of disabled students

In a filing with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the Education Law Center says that the students are being denied their right to a free and appropriate education.

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NAACP calls for charter reform, and elimination of for-profit charters

The civil rights organization issued a new report that discusses improving charters, and eliminating those that are for-profit.

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Explaining behavior: Professionals seek to address students' trauma

The fields of education, medicine, juvenile justice, and mental health were represented at the three-day meeting last week at Philadelphia University.

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Lehmann steps down as assistant superintendent of Innovative Schools Network

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Local advocates brace for changes in federal education civil rights policy

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New strategy may place more social workers in schools by September

An effort is afoot to better coordinate school and city behavioral health services.

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KIPP Philadelphia expands and creates new feeder networks

The organization has to meet conditions set by the School Reform Commission to launch its full plan.

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Washington High, Gompers added to community schools

That makes 11 total. Fewer schools were chosen than originally planned, due to continued litigation over the soda tax.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks