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Amicus
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with a Disability »
           Press Contact: Selene Almazan, Esq., Legal Director, selene@copaa.org...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files 3rd Circuit Brief Urging Clarity on Reimbursement Remedy »
COPAA filed  an amicus brief in the Third Circuit,  The School District of Philadelphia v. Robert Kirsch, Kare...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2nd Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decisions in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education. »
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed both the district court and the State Review Officer in A.M. v. New Yo...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear IDEA Case »
Washington, D.C.  In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to place the Endrew F. v. Douglas County Scho...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA files Amicus Brief in United States Supreme Court in Support the Family in Fry v. Napoleon »
COPAA and the Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) filed an amicus brief on August 29, 2016 in support of Stacy Fry,...

Conference
Friday, March 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Valerie Vanaman, Esq. 2015 Recipient of the Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy Acceptance »
On this 50 th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I am humbled to receive this Diane Lipton award.  Diane is one of the fo...

Policy
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drastic Cuts to Medicaid Programs Considered »
Congress has begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is now reportedly on the fast track to inclu...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
COPAA on DeVos Confirmation »
    COPAA thanks each of you for your efforts to inform the vote on the new Secretary and we urge you to c...
Thursday, August 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virtual School Guidance Gets It Right »
States must assure that virtual schools follow all requirements of federal special education law    ...
Friday, June 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Foster Youth Guidance Lacks Clarity »
U.S. Agencies Are Inconsistent On the Rights of Students With Disabilities     WASHINGTON, DC...
Thursday, June 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Purpose of Voucher is to Provide Choice: Not Deny Rights or Abdicate Responsibility »
WASHINGTON, DC –   On June 8th  the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) released Schoo...

General
Monday, February 15, 2016   (2 Comments - view/add)
Debra Liva is Recipient of 2016 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy »
The COPAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. has chosen...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Meets with NEA President: Urges Action to Support Teaching to Diverse Learners »
COPAA issued a statement expressing horror, angst and disgust of our members  this past weekend when Lily Esklesen...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Condemns NEA Pres. Remarks: Urges NEA to Embody Good Work of Teachers to Support All Students »
Teachers are the front line of service for every student and the reason any child receives a quality and appropriate educa...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Denies Cert in Ridley School District v. M.R. »
  On May 18, 2015 the United States Supreme Court declined to grant  Ridley School District's petition for cert...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Valerie Vanaman, Esq. is the 2015 recipient of the Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy »
The COPAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that  Valerie Vanaman, Esq. is the 2015 recipient of the ...

COPAA In the News
Saturday, January 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA expresses concern about Pay-for -Success in EDWeek »
COPAA expresses concern about Pay-for -Success in EDWeek "Judging success of students who may have been considered for spe...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Montgomery schools follow special-education law but can do more »
October 10, 2015 Washington Post Article  Montgomery County largely follows legal requirements in providing spec...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effects of trauma could constitute disability, judge rules in Compton Unified case »
October 1, 2015 in LA Times Students who have experienced trauma could be eligible for some of the same protections...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are There Racial Imbalances In Special Education? »
Huffington Post Live with Marc Lamont HIll Originally aired on July 24, 2015 -  View the Segment...

COPAA Weekly Update
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Weekly Update - November 3, 2015 »
Busy Week in Congress, Budget Deal and Rep. Ryan Receives GOP Nomination for Speaker of the House...

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