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Policy
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...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
US DOE and DOJ Guidance On Communication Misses the Mark »
  K.M. v. Tustin Unified School District victory could help thousands of students yet new guidance doesn’t quite...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESEA Waivers Need to Make All Students Reaching Potential A Priority »
  COPAA, along with eleven education groups today sent Education Secretary Arne Duncan a letter &...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
OCR Issues Guidance: Bullying Must Be Addressed in Every Case »
  COPAA Commends Office of Civil Rights on Bully Guidance Bullying disproportionately impacts students...
Monday, October 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Save the Dates! Education & Disability Policy -3 Part Webinar Series »
Education & Disability Policy 3 Part Webinar Series   Mark your calendar for a thr...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Praises Senate introduction of The IDEA Fairness Restoration Act »
  COPAA Praises Senate introduction of The IDEA Fairness Restoration Act Restores a prevailing parent’...
Thursday, July 31, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
COPAA Supports Final Approval of New York’s ESEA Waiver Extension »
  Negotiations resulted in a positive result for students with disabilities Today in response to the U.S. Depart...
Monday, July 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CRPD Mark UP - Contact Your Senators Today! »
      CRPD Mark-Up  in the United States Senate    ...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CPSD Issue Brief: Transitionto Adult Life for Youth with Significant Disabilities Receiving Medicaid »
Written by CPSD Ruderman Family Fellow Colleen Thoma, Professor, Department Chair, Special Education and Disabi...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Congratulates Congress on passage of WIOA in Senate and Cautions not to conflict with Olmstead »
  New employment law important step forward and must not conflict with momentum generated by new Olmstead...
Thursday, June 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tell Congress to Support Keeping All Students Safe - National Call-in Day June 12th »
ACTION ALERT ASK CONGRESS TO SUPPORT BILL TO PREVENT DANGEROUS RESTRAINT & SECLUSION National Call-In Day,...
Monday, May 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case »
Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case By Christina Samuels, Education Week | May 16, 2014 &...
Friday, May 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPPOSE Louisiana SB 1015 »
Action Alert – Tell the Louisiana Senate Education Committee to OPPOSE SB 1015! (Please share this alert far and...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDOE New Civil Rights Guidance for Charter Schools »
US DOE Issues New Civil Rights Guidance for Charter Schools  (announcement below) Dear Colleague: The U.S. Depart...
Monday, May 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tell Congress to Fund College TIPSID Programs for SWID »
COPAA is grounded in the belief that every child deserves the right to a quality education that prepares him or her for me...
Friday, April 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Advisory Panel Votes to Ban Shock! »
COPAA has actively worked  since 2008  on many levels to combat the use of restraints, seclusion and aversive...
Monday, March 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AZ Surpreme Court Deems Voucher Program Legal »
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a novel program that subsidizes students’ private educatio...
Friday, February 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep All Students Safe at School! »
Action Alert – Write a letter to both of your U.S. Senators in support of the Keeping All Students Safe Act.  Ask...
Sunday, February 23, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Action Alert: Say NO to MI Administrative Rule Changes »
Tell Michigan Department of Education, State Superintendent Michael Flanagan and Governor Rick Snyder, NO to Devastating...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA APPLAUDS INCLUSION OF WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WA »
We are pleased that President Obama included workers with disabilities in the Executive Order signed on 2/12/14 to raise...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Action Alert: Support Keeping All Student Safe Act »
Please Get the Word Out to Keep All Students Safe! Write a letter to both of your U.S. Senators in support of the Keepin...
Friday, January 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert - Tell MS State Senate to PASS Mississippi Student Safety Act (S. 2594) »
Action Alert –Contact Members of the Education Committee in the Mississippi State Legislature, State Superintendent Carey...
Thursday, January 23, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPPOSE NYSED Waiver Renewal Plan to use Out of Level Testing for SWD! »
PLEASE SHARE THIS ALERT Submit your comment to the New York State Department Education (NYSED) by January 27, 2014! I...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOE/DOJ Issue Comprehensive Discipline Package: Fail to Clearly Protect Students with Disabilities »
The Department of Justice ("DOJ”) and the Department of Education ("DOE”) jointly released a guidance package on school...
Thursday, December 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Submit Comments on NPRM MOE by Dec. 10, 2013 »
Please take 5-10 minutes out of your busy schedule to comment on proposed changes to Maintenance of Effort (MOE). ISSU...
Monday, November 25, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Submit Comments to Support Elimination of the 2% by Nov. 26th »
Please take 5 minutes and send in comments urging elimination of what is known as the 2% Assessment. COPAA submitted c...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support Ratification of CRPD! »
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that was inspired...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
ED's OSERS Issues Guidance on Bullying »
Today, ED's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance to educators and stakeholders...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
PA Approved for NCLB Waiver »
  Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Pennsylvania  41 States, D.C. Now Approved for W...
Friday, July 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
H.R. 5 -“The Letting Students Down Act” - Passes in House »
Today, Friday, July 19, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives rolled back time with the passage of H.R. 5, The Student...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESEA Update - Senate Bill Passes, House to Mark Bill »
As you may be aware, several bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate to reauthorize ESEA, now known as No C...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
House and Senate Work to Reauthorize ESEA, now known as No Child Left Behind »
As you may be aware, several bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate to reauthorize ESEA, now known as No C...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who is Teaching Our Kids, Mr. President? »
http://www.otlcampaign.org/blog/2013/04/30/who-is-teaching-our-kids   "Who Is Teaching Our Kids, Mr. President...
Thursday, April 4, 2013   (4 Comments - view/add)
AASA Document Nothing More Than A Shameful Attack on Parent and Student Civil Rights »
It is extremely troubling that the nation's school administrators have once again, with the release of " Rethinking the Sp...

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