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Thursday, April 12, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
COPAA Urges OCR to Take Responsible Action to Address Unlawful Inequity and Discrimination »
Children with disabilities have the right to learn free from discrimination in our nation’s public schools. The right of...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Children Need Services Not More Bias »
  HR 4909 places the most vulnerable children in schools at-risk for discrimination   WASHINGTO...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Statement on Parkland: Time to Take Action to Protect Our Children »
Our hearts go out to the victims of the February 14 th  massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Par...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take Action: Tell the House to Vote No on HR 620 Before Thursday »
The House is expected to vote this week on H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. The bill, opposed...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCD Releases IDEA Report Series »
WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, in response to the  National Council on Disability (NCD) release of a series of p...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
U.S. DOE Finds Texas Education Association Not Compliant with Special Education Requirements »
  WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) release of findings o...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Weighs in on House Higher Education Bill (H.R. 4508) »
On Tuesday, December 11, COPAA sent a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee voicing concern with H.R. 4508...
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Education Q/A Helps Children with Disabilities and their Families »
Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a Questions and Answers (Q&A) on the U. S. Supreme...
Friday, November 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Statement on the Preservation of ED Guidance on Discipline »
In response to reports of a closed and what appears to be a “one-sided” listening session being held today by U.S. Departm...
Thursday, November 16, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF JOHNNY COLLETT AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY, OSERS »
(Washington, DC) – In response to the President’s nomination of Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary, Office of Special E...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Statement on OSERS Decision to Rescind Guidance Documents »
(Washington, D.C.) In response to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quality Education for America’s Children with Disabilities: The Need to Protect Due Process Rights »
COPAA’s   2017   p aper,  Quality Education for America’s Children with Disabilities: The Need to Prot...
Friday, August 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ALABAMA STATE BOE MEMBER ELLA BELL AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES »
In response to Alabama State Board of Education member Ella Bell’s comments on August 24, 2017 suggesting that students wi...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Submits Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection (CDRC) »
COPAA  submitted formal comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s final notice to make technical changes to the...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urge a NO Vote on Heathcare Motion to Proceed! Save Medicaid in Schools! »
Senate Vote Today on the Motion to Consider a Healthcare Replacement Bill Result Will Cut Important Medica...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Submits Testimony on Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act »
On July 18, 2017 COPAA submitted testimony to the House Education and Workforce Committee regarding the committee’s examin...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
COPAA Supports Improving Access to Higher Education Act »
July 12, 2017   Contact :  Denise Marshall, 443-310-8638 denise@copaa.org   Im...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports Introduction IDEA Full Funding Act »
On June 15, U.S. Representatives McKinley (R-WV), Reichert (R-WA), Katko (R-NY), Huffman (D-CA), Walz (D-MN) and Schrader...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Schools Receiving Federal $$ Must Uphold Federal Law »
Today, in response to Secretary DeVos’ testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support End to Subminimum Wage! »
On May 25, 2017  Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA); Senator Sanders (I-VT); Ranking Member Bobby Scott (R-VA) and Re...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA on IDEA Part B SPP and APR »
On May 8, 2017 COPAA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education regarding their proposed changes to IDEA Part...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Asks Congress to Increase the Overall Labor-HHS-Education Budget »
This week, COPAA joined the Coalition for Health Funding, Committee for Education Funding, and the Campaign to Invest in A...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Save Medicaid in the Schools! »
  The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: stud...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement on White House Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Budget »
Dear 'First Name': Today, the White House released the President’s FY 2018 budget. The proposal provides an opportuni...
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...
Friday, April 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Applauds Proposed FDA Ban on Use of Electrical Stimulation Devices »
Ban specifically prohibits use due to significant psychological and physical risks   WA...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Applauds US DoE Action to Ensure Equity for Students with Disabilities, Students of Color »
Today the U.S. Department of Education took a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the trea...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New ESEA and its Impact on Students with Disabilities »
On December 11, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. The ESSA replaces No Child Le...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports ESSA Amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act »
Congratulations on Developing a Reasonable Compromise Today COPAA supported the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...
Sunday, November 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy 40th Birthday IDEA! »
Happy 40th Birthday Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress gave birth to you four decades ago with t...
Friday, November 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports Broad Coalition Urging Georgia to Transform Seperate, Unequal Educational Programs »
COPAA Supports Broad Coalition of Advocacy Groups Urging Georgia to Reform Educational Program for Children with Disabilit...

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