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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...
Monday, February 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDEA Places Ultimate Responsibility for Ensuring That Students get FAPE on the States »
COPAA and Education Law Center (ELC) filed an amicus brief in the Third Circuit case: LeJeune G., v. Pennsylvania Departm...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Lawsuit: Oregon Failing to Ensure That All Children Can Attend a Full day of School »
Federal Lawsuit: Oregon Failing to Ensure That All Children Can Attend a Full day of School Parents & Advocate...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attorney Fees Award Upheld in the 9th Circuit »
On November 19, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in  Charis Quatro v....
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Law of the Land in the 6th Circuit Makes Education Better for All »
On August 20, 2018, parents, who are COPAA members, received an overwhelming victory in a swiftly delivered opinion from t...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files Amicus Briefs Urging Circuit Courts to Apply More Robust Standard of Endrew F. »
COPAA Files 3rd Circuit Amici Brief Urging Court to Apply the New Standard in Endrew F. for Students with Learning Dis...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. District Court Says Endrew’s IEP Must Be Appropriately Ambitious Under New Standard »
WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, in response to the United States District Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sc...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bullying Interferes with Ability to Enjoy the Benefits of Education and is Detrimental to Student »
On January 22, 2018, COPAA and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (“DRP”) , represented by Reisman Carolla Granfiled an amicus...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
The Supreme Court Decision in Fry requires that Parents be Allowed to Pursue Civil Rights Claims »
COPAA submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Ninth Circuit, Soto v. Clark County School District , on November 28, 201...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Urges Second Circuit to Adopt Third Circuit Ligonier Standard in Section 504 Claims »
COPAA submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Second Circuit, Bd. of Educ. of the North Rockland Central Sch. Dist. v. C...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files 6th Circuit Brief Urging the Court to adopt the 3rd Circuit’s Ligonier Approach »
COPAA submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Sixth Circuit, F.C., et al. v. Tennessee Department of Education on Novemb...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Parent Right to Recover Attorneys' Fees is One of IDEA's Most Important Procedural Safeguards »
COPAA filed a Motion to file an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit, Ashely Kraweitz, an individual with disabilities, by a...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
District Court Erred in Not Using the "Discovery Rule" consistent with IDEA »
COPAA submitted a Motion to file an amici curiae brief in the Fourth Circuit, T.B., J.R., by and through his Parents, T.B...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files 9th Circuit Brief: IDEA's Mandates Are Not Empty Aspirations »
  Students with Disabilities Must Have Access to the General Education Curriculum and Education in the Regular...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA and Education Law Center File 3rd Circuit Brief: Remand on Exhaustion Not Warranted »
COPAA, along with amici Education Law Center (ELC) filed an amicus brief in support of the parents/Appellants in A.D....
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court of Appeals Affirms DC's Obligation to Find, Evaluate, Serve Students with Disabilities »
On June 23, 2017 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion in the DL v. DC case , the child...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using the Ten-day Offer to Deny Reasonable Attorneys’ fees Undermines IDEA »
COPAA  filed an amicus brief on June 6, 2017 in support of reversal in the Third Circuit:  Rena C. v. Colonial...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
USSC Affirms Promise of the IDEA in Endrew F. Decision »
COPAA is pleased that the USSC reversed the 10th Circuit decision in  Endrew F   today. We expect this unani...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files 9th Circuit Brief Encourages School districts to Pursue Child Find Obligations »
COPAA filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit, J.K and J.C., and K.K.-R.  v. Missoula County Public Schools,...
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,...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents Prevail in Ninth Circuit: Failure to Assess is Denial of FAPE »
The Ninth Circuit issued a decision in the case Timothy O. v. Paso Robles and REVERSED and REMANDED the case for further...
Thursday, March 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
9th Circuit Opinion Affirms COPAA Argument: Schools Have an Obligation to Gather Data for FBAs/BIPs »
Today, the Ninth Circuit released its opinion in A.G. v. Paradise Valley USD, No. 13-16239 .  COPAA appeared as am...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files Brief in MN Asserting Harms Caused by Harsh Disciplinary Measures »
COPAA wrote and filed an amicus brief in Minnesota’s Supreme Court on behalf of Respondent, A.D., In the Matter of the Ex...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Amicus -5th Circuit Reverses Decision Denying Attorney Fees »
In D.G. v. New Caney Indep.Sch. Dist. , a victory for children with disabilities, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reve...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
COPAA files brief in 5th Circuit: Importance of the Attorney’s Fees Provision to the IDEA »
COPAA  filed an amicus brief on May 8, 2015 in the 5 th  Circuit cas e,  D.G. v. New Caney ISD.  ...
Thursday, September 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
6th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Precedential Opinion for Families' Right to Seek Injury Relief »
September 4, 2014 - United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issues precedential opinion favoring fami...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digitizing Copyrighted Works to Facilitate Access is Fair Use in 2nd Circuit Decision »
In June of 2013 COPAA joined the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and several other organizations&nb...

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