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Thursday, July 9, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Releases New Recommendations on Students with Disabilities and School Reopenings »
  Compensatory Education and  How FAPE Applies When Parents Opt to Keep Children with Disabilities Home...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HEROES Act Reinforces Rights of Students with Disabilities »
WASHINGTON, DC –  In response to the release of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
25 Senators Call for Holding Tight on IDEA Protections - Cite COPAA's Work »
"We ask that future COVID-19 relief packages maintain the protections of the IDEA and focus on helping to ensure that stud...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our Kids Count!! Tell Congress: NO IDEA WAIVERS »
The CARES Act Includes a provision that directs the Secretary [DeVos] to report back to Congress within 30 days on any wa...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA FAQs on COVID-19 »
COPAA Legal Director Selene Almazan provides responses to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19,...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Sunday, March 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Statement on ED Supplemental Fact Sheet: Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 »
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has just released  Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in...
Friday, March 20, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Updated COVID-19 ALERT - KEEP UP THE PRESSURE »
As the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) reported yesterday, negotiations are underway in Congress t...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (7 Comments - view/add)
Our Children's Rights at Risk: Take Action Now »
Right now, in the Hall's of Congress, our children's rights are at grave risk. Raise your voices in oppostion and share wi...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Applauds Final Ban on Use of Electrical Stimulation Devices »
I n response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final rule to ban on the use of electrical stimulation device...
Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Federation of the Blind, COPAA, and NAACP Settle Lawsuit against United States DoE »
February 6, 2020 DOE to Reopen Investigations, Allow Appeals The National Federation of the Blind, the Council...
Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports Illinois Initiative to Stop Secluding and Restraining Students »
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to this week’s announcement by the Illinois State Board of Education that it will take emer...
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...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files Brief in Support of Appellants/Students in the 8th Circuit »
COPAA filed a Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae with the attached Amicus brief in the Eighth Circuit, R...
Monday, August 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSEP requests feedback on ways to alter factors in 2020 IDEA determinations »
In July at the Office of Special Education’s (OSEP) 2019 Leadership Conference, OSEP Director Laurie VanderPloeg asked for...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Submits Comments to Senate Committee on Homeland Security on School Safety »
Last week, the Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on enhancing school safety where the discussion focused o...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Urges Second Circuit to Uphold District Court Decision in Favor of Parents »
COPAA filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the Second Circuit, Board of Ed. of the Yorktown Cen. Sch. Dist. v. C.S., et al....
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Pushes Back Strongly to Halt Unlawful Proposed LRE Interpretation »
Today COPAA sent a letter to Secretary DeVos to express continuing concerns at news that the Department of Education may i...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ED Says OCR Has Resolved Double the Cases of the Obama Administration »
The Office for Civil Rights ( OCR ) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released new data they are promoting as proof...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Submits Comments on Draft State Survey re: Significant Disproportionality »
COPAA has submitted comments and opposed a draft voluntary Survey of States proposed by the U.S. Department of Education (...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
ActionAlert:Submit Comments on Draft State Survey re:Significant Disproportionality by July 12, 2019 »
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is accepting comments on a proposed voluntary Survey of States to collect informat...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Today: Education Should Take Immediate Action on Inaccuracies in Federal Restraint and Seclusion »
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a special report that includes several key  findings i...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act Now~ COPAA Concerned: Opposes Comments on the Draft IDEA Surveys to States, Districts, School »
Issue : The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has proposed a set of surveys on IDEA implementation for states, dis...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Sends Letter to Calvert County Board of Education on Preventing Restraint/Ending Seclusion »
Today COPAA sent a letter to the Calvert County, Maryland Board of Education on behalf of the nearly 1,500 Calvert County...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brown v. Board of Education: As Relevant Today As 1954 »
  WASHINGTON, DC – In honor of the 65 th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (Brown), the Council...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New GAO Study Shows Child Find Varies Across the States »
This month, the Government Accountability Organization (GAO) released a report titled: Special Education: Varied State Cr...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accommodations Important Equity Tool »
Special Education Advocates Respond to College Access Cheating Scandal   In response to recent allegations...
Thursday, March 7, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
COPAA Victorious in Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos, ED »
Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) h...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Cautions on Loss of Rights: Education Freedom Scholarships Unveiled »
Today, in response to Secretary Devos’ announcement of federally funded school voucher programs, Denise Marshall, execu...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Gun Safety Released by AFT, NEA and Everytown for Gun Safety »
This week, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Associati...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chairman Alexander Proposes Higher Education Priorities »
In a push to start bipartisan negotiations, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pe...

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