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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...
Friday, October 23, 2015   (3 Comments - view/add)
Parent and Advocate Voices Heard! New Guidance on Terms dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia »
U.S. Department of Education says: Schools must allow for the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia in spe...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yes, Shut Down School to Prison Pipeline...And, Don’t Forget Students with Disabilities in the Plan! »
  COPAA proposes that every principal and teacher be trained in positive behavior intervention and support...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shame on Senate for Failing to Pass Greater Protections Against Bullying »
  Senator Murray made a floor statement in support of Senator Franken (D-MN) Amendment #2093 to the Every Child A...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Response to "Is Special Education Racist" »
Response to the New York Times June 24 th Opinion article, “ Is Special Education Racist? ”   Our member...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tell Senate ECAA Lacks Requirement for Intervention When Students Not Meeting State Set Standards »
ACTION ALERT The Every Child Achieves Act – Senate ESEA Reauthorization–Moving Fast   ECAA lacks...
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Every Child Achieves Act Betrays ESEA's Rich Civil Rights Legacy and Must be Fixed! »
TAKE Action NOW to Support Strong Accountability for Students       SUMMARY: &nb...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
ECAA Must Require Intervention When Students Struggle to Meet Reading and Math Goals »
ACTION ALERT   The Every Child Achieves Act – Senate ESEA Reauthorization–Moving Fast ECAA lacks...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inclusive Early Childhood Experiences Open the Doors to Lifelong Learning »
COPAA strongly supports the “Draft Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs...
Monday, April 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress: Thank You for Listening...Don’t Step Back From ESEA’s Promise! »
Senate ESEA bill makes strides for students with disabilities but still lacks strong accountability   WASH...
Monday, February 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress, Keep the Backbone of ESEA Strong »
Coalition of business, civil rights, and disabilities groups jointly calls for assessment, public reporting, and accountab...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESEA Discussion Draft Undercuts Progress and Student Accountability »
COPAA issued a statement of grave concern today regarding the ESEA Discussion draft introduced by Senator Alexan...
Sunday, January 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Civil Rights Groups and Education Advocates Release Principles for ESEA Reauthorization »
“The Federal Role Must Be Honored and Maintained” Washington – Today, nearly 20 civil rights groups and education a...

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