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Thursday, June 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Purpose of Voucher is to Provide Choice: Not Deny Rights or Abdicate Responsibility »
WASHINGTON, DC –   On June 8th  the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) released Schoo...
Friday, April 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Applauds Proposed FDA Ban on Use of Electrical Stimulation Devices »
Ban specifically prohibits use due to significant psychological and physical risks   WA...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Applauds US DoE Action to Ensure Equity for Students with Disabilities, Students of Color »
Today the U.S. Department of Education took a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the trea...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New ESEA and its Impact on Students with Disabilities »
On December 11, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. The ESSA replaces No Child Le...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports ESSA Amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act »
Congratulations on Developing a Reasonable Compromise Today COPAA supported the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...
Sunday, November 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy 40th Birthday IDEA! »
Happy 40th Birthday Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress gave birth to you four decades ago with t...
Friday, November 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Supports Broad Coalition Urging Georgia to Transform Seperate, Unequal Educational Programs »
COPAA Supports Broad Coalition of Advocacy Groups Urging Georgia to Reform Educational Program for Children with Disabilit...
Friday, October 23, 2015   (3 Comments - view/add)
Parent and Advocate Voices Heard! New Guidance on Terms dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia »
U.S. Department of Education says: Schools must allow for the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia in spe...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yes, Shut Down School to Prison Pipeline...And, Don’t Forget Students with Disabilities in the Plan! »
  COPAA proposes that every principal and teacher be trained in positive behavior intervention and support...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shame on Senate for Failing to Pass Greater Protections Against Bullying »
  Senator Murray made a floor statement in support of Senator Franken (D-MN) Amendment #2093 to the Every Child A...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Response to "Is Special Education Racist" »
Response to the New York Times June 24 th Opinion article, “ Is Special Education Racist? ”   Our member...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tell Senate ECAA Lacks Requirement for Intervention When Students Not Meeting State Set Standards »
ACTION ALERT The Every Child Achieves Act – Senate ESEA Reauthorization–Moving Fast   ECAA lacks...
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Every Child Achieves Act Betrays ESEA's Rich Civil Rights Legacy and Must be Fixed! »
TAKE Action NOW to Support Strong Accountability for Students       SUMMARY: &nb...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
ECAA Must Require Intervention When Students Struggle to Meet Reading and Math Goals »
ACTION ALERT   The Every Child Achieves Act – Senate ESEA Reauthorization–Moving Fast ECAA lacks...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inclusive Early Childhood Experiences Open the Doors to Lifelong Learning »
COPAA strongly supports the “Draft Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs...
Monday, April 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress: Thank You for Listening...Don’t Step Back From ESEA’s Promise! »
Senate ESEA bill makes strides for students with disabilities but still lacks strong accountability   WASH...
Monday, February 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress, Keep the Backbone of ESEA Strong »
Coalition of business, civil rights, and disabilities groups jointly calls for assessment, public reporting, and accountab...
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...

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