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U.S. Civil Rights Office to investigate bullying complaint

The complaint filed by the Education Law Center says that students were pushed down stairs and called names.

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State: Philadelphia violated rights of at least 800 young students

The District failed to evaluate incoming kindergartners and 1st graders with special needs.

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Segregated and satisfied: Parents of special ed students blanch at calls for inclusion

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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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SRC to vote Thursday on downsized proposal for new special education program

Advocates say it is an improvement, but they still have concerns.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa

SRC delays vote on $36 million contract for special ed school

City Council had passed a resolution urging rejection. At a contentious meeting, SRC also hears calls for it to vote itself out of existence.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

District settles lawsuit over school-break services for students with disabilities

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As new school year starts, mother hopes her son gets what he needs

At Roosevelt Elementary School, the Department of Education found, Quiadier Mitchell was not getting adequate special education services. He is just one of many students impacted by inadequate staffing. The District pledges things will be different this year.

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What parents of special ed and ELL students should know about testing

An interview with Maura McInerney of the Education Law Center

by Brianna Spause

District sued over translation services for families of students with disabilities

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