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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...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Submits Comment on Title IX NPRM »
  Today COPAA submitted comment to the U.S. Department of Education in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaki...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slight Uptick in Nation’s High School Graduation Rate Concerns Experts »
The nation’s annual graduation rate data was made public last week. Overall and with a new all-time high, 84.6 percent of...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National School Choice Week: COPAA Opinion Published in The Hill »
Last week, advocates for school choice celebrated and discussed the benefits of school choice including access to vouchers...
Monday, January 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Conducts Regional Special Education Law Training in Louisiana »
Over the past several weeks, COPAA offered a series of  regional special education law trainings at no charge to enco...
Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OCR and ED to Ensure Compliance with Federal Laws for Imposition of Restraint or Seclusion »
Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of an Initiative to Address the Inappropriate Us...
Monday, January 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Title IX Regulations Will Impact K-16 Students with Disabilities »
COPAA is preparing to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued to amend regulations implementing Title...
Monday, January 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents Should Not Have to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Under IDEA »
COPAA filed a brief on December 21, 2018 in the Ninth Circuit in A.L. v. Clovis Unified School District. Catherine Merin...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Urges Fifth Circuit to Uphold District Court’s Well-Reasoned Decision »
COPAA filed an amicus brief on December 17, 2018 in the case of Spring Branch Independent School District v. OW . Selene...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports a Student’s Right to an Education in the Least Restrictive Environment »
COPAA filed an amicus brief in the 1 st Circuit last month in C. D. v. Natick Public School District and Massachusetts B...
Friday, December 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ED and DOJ Lower the Bar of Protection With Rescission of Discipline Guidance »
Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Education decision to rescind the 2014 Dear Colleague Letter on Nondiscrimi...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
School Safety Commission Report Fails Students with Disabilities, Students of Color »
Today, in response to the release of the Federal Commission on School Safety report and its recommendations, Denise Marsha...
Monday, December 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Bill Would Fully Fund Title I, IDEA »
Last week, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced S. 3699, the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Ac...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ED’s Inspector General Conduct Internal Review of Dismissed OCR Cases »
The U.S. Department of Education Inspector General (IG) has called for a review of the handling of civil rights complaints...

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