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Amicus
Monday, November 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Groups File U.S. Supreme Court Brief Warning School Vouchers Harm Students w/ Disabilities »
For Immediate Release 11/18/2019 WASHINGTON, DC –  The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) , The...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Lawsuit Alleges Fairfax County Schools Unjustly Discriminated Against, Traumatized & Harmed Students »
A lawsuit filed today alleges that students with disabilities in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) experience unjustifi...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Amicus brief in Ninth Circuit Supports Use of FBAs and BIPs »
COPAA filed a Motion for Leave to file an   Amicus Curiae   brief in support of the student-Appellant in the C...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents Prevail in 5th Circuit on Denial of FAPE »
On September 16, 2019, parents prevailed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in   Spring Branch Indep. S...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
States Still Required to Implement Equity in IDEA Regulations »
In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to file a notice of appeal of the March 7, 2019 judicial decis...

Policy
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House and Senate Leaders Aim to Finalize Appropriations: Opportunity for IDEA Funding Increase »
Speaker of the House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have agreed to a common...
Monday, September 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports Safe Schools Improvement Act »
Consistent with COPAA’s advocacy to promote a safe and healthy school climate and to end bullying, harassment and other fo...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
To Congress: Civil Rights Principles for Safe, Healthy, and Inclusive School Climates »
Led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and in partnership with over seventy civil rights and disabilit...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fifth Circuit Agrees Aggressive and Intimidating Tactics by Law Enforcement Have No Place In School »
On August 28, 2019, parents prevailed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Wilson v. City of Southlake, et...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amici Curiae Brief Filed in Support of Student Subjected to Bias-Based Bullying »
COPAA, together with Disability Rights of Pennsylvania, filed an Amici Curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania...

General
Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Create Social Impact With a Donation to COPAA Today »
As Drew hit third and fourth grade, anxiety pervaded his family’s life. The youngster, who was diagnosed with autism...
Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
APPEAL DISMISSAL IS A VICTORY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES NATIONWIDE »
ALERT Washington, D.C.   WHAT   The U.S. Department of Justice has dismissed the U.S. Depart...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to OCR Manual Demonstrate Legal Pressure is Working »
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Right's (OCR) announcement of new updat...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Janeen Steel Announced as the 2018 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy Recipient »
The COPAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce Janeen Steel as the recipient of the 2018 Diane Lipton  Award for...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Year End Donation Will Protect Rights, Create Opportunities and Change Lives! »
Our work is never easy, and certainly never finished.  We rely on each other to go on with acumen and determination b...

Training
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA SEAT and New Attorney online training accepting applications »
COPAA is proud to announce that SEAT and New Attorney online training courses are now accepting applications!  &...

State News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia High School Junior Helps Put Anti-Bullying Bill on the Governor’s Desk »
Brandon Farbstein, a high school Junior inspired a new law in Virginia. Born with a rare form of Dwarfism, he experienced...

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