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2006

December
Coalition Seeks Reconciliation For Gallaudet Protesters
Parents Want More Limits On School Restraints And Seclusion
University Student Accuses School Of Failing Him
Parents, Teachers, And Parents Support School Board's Inclusion Plan

November
Advocates Threaten Legal Action Over Football Stadium Design
Former Student Says Teacher Teased Her Because Of Her Disability
Jury Orders Higashi School To Pay $2 Million For Teen's Abuse
TV Report Exposes Faulty Lifts At High School Fields
Students Train For Jobs In Electronic Media Field
Mayor Calls For Inclusive Neighborhood Schools
New Jersey Parents Say State Illegally Segregated Children With Down Syndrome
Gallaudet Protesters Chalk One Up For Civil Disobedience

October
School Wrongfully Dismissed Blind Teacher Over Sighted Aide, Judge Rules
Supreme Court To Decide Whether Parents Must Use Attorneys In IDEA Cases
Protesters Rally To Show Support For Student, 11
Gallaudet Faculty Vote For President-Designee's Removal
Police Arrest Over 100 Gallaudet Protesters
School For Deaf Students Excluded Other Disabilities, Suit Claims
Gallaudet Protesters Pick Up Where They Left Off In May
Class Of 2007 Can Graduate Without Passing Exit Exam
Son Gained 20 Pounds In First 11 Days Off Mom's Starvation Diet

September
New York Board Says JRC Cannot Use Aversives On Students, For Now
School Board Reverses Position On Teen's Service Dog

August
Family Chooses Home-Schooling After Service Dog Denial
Police Arrest Boy, 9, For Assaulting School Principal
Teen Turns To President For Help In College Exam Dispute
Board Approves Large, Segregated School Despite Civil Action
Medical School Tells Student She's 'Too Disabled'
Student Files Action Against University Over Missed Accommodations

July
New York Mom Sues JRC Over Son's Skin Shocks
School Principals Defend Inclusive Education
University Of Chicago Agrees To Improve Accessibility
J-Mac Celebrates ESPY Award, Bobblehead
Report: Inclusive Education Equal To Specialized Schools In Students' Outcomes
State Education Board Reviews New Restraint And Seclusion Limits
School Bans Boy, 5, And His Dog
Measure To Ban Electric Shocks At Rotenberg Center Dies In Committee

June
Supreme Court on IDEA: Winning Parents Not Entitled To Expert Witness Costs
Prospective Law Student Goes After University For Housing Mistake
State Bans Some Aversives, But Won't Pull Funds From JRC
Suits In Renner-Lewis Restraint Death Come To Quick End
Advocates Prepare To Challenge Plans For Large Segregated School
New York Report Blasts Rotenberg Aversive Programs
State Says School, Not Jail, Should Deal With 6-Year-Old's Behavior
New Board Member Starts Uproar Saying Some Kids Are Not "Teachable"
Officials: Teachers Failed Girl By Failing To Report Abuse

May
New York Panel Considers Limits On JRC "Therapies"
Deaf Child Sex Abuse Victims Get Backing To Sue Education Department
Gallaudet Students, Faculty Protest Choice For President
Bar Association Drops Threat Against Parents For Representing Son
States To Allow All High School Seniors To Celebrate Commencement
JRC Under Three Investigations; Mom Sues State That Sent Son To Facility
Lawyer Association Accuses Parents Of Illegally Practicing Law

April
Supreme Court Hears IDEA Expert Case
J-Mac Movie Deal In The Works
Teen Realizes Dream To Compete Alongside Teammates
Student Council Candidate Campaigns For Position While Teaching About Technology
High School Wheelchair Athlete Can Compete With Runners, For Now
"Horrified" Parents Say Son Was Taught In Storage Closet
Deaf Teens Want Driving Schools To Provide Interpreters
Children Traumatized By War Join Specialized School

March
Teen Turns Campaigner After School Refuses Bowling Outing
Dispute Over Shock Therapies Has Education Officials Reconsidering Out-Of-State Placements
School Reassigns Teacher Following Claims She Made Student Crawl Up Stairs
Mom Off The Hook, Son At New School
Graduation Ceremonies To Include Students With Disabilities, Under Proposal
"Do You Mind If I Call You 'J-Mac'? You Can Call Me George W."
Mom: School Stripped, Showered, Humiliated Son
Inclusion Is At Center Of Basketball Hero's Story

February
Coach's Helper Shocks Crowd; Sets Scoring Record In First Four Minutes Of Play
School Discriminated By Failing To Provide Sign Language Interpreter, Tribunal Says
Debate Grows Over Shuttering Costly School For Blind Students
Blind Chinese Students Complete Course To Become Psychs
Schwarzenegger Signs Law Allowing Seniors With Disabilities To Skip Exit Exam

January
California Lawmakers Craft New High School Exit Exam Measure
School Board Admits Accessibility Errors
Higher Education No Longer Off Limits
Supreme Court To Decide Who Pays For Expert Witnesses When Parents Win IDEA Suits

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2005

December
Teaching Assistants Can Restrain Students Under New Rule
Education Authorities Skirt "Special Needs" Law, Leaked Letter Admits
High Court Says Government Must Fund Specialized Preschools
High Court Rejects Mom's Stroller Case
Demonstrator Ends Hunger Strike, But Continues Protest Over Sign Language Methods
Educators Deal With Confusing "Catch-22" In New Federal Testing Rules

November
Student Shocked With Taser At School
Third-Graders: Classmate Was Restrained, Handcuffed And Medicated In Classroom
Supreme Court: Parents Must Prove IEP Inadequacies
Deaf Students Threaten To Sue University Over Lack Of Skilled Interpreters
Forty Percent Of Students With Disabilities Excluded From National Test

October
School Bans Teen's Service Dog
Student Claims She Needs Ferret At College Dorm
Surveyed Teachers: Some Kids Should Be In Separate Schools
Blind Student Recovering After Accident That Killed Guide Dog
Renner-Lewis' Family Heads To Mediation Over Suit Against School
California Governor Rejects High School Exam Agreement
Police Arrest Dozens Of South Korean Activists During Protest

September
Parents Claim Teacher Restrained 5-Year-Old
Exit Exam Legislation Goes Beyond Settlement Agreement
Math Lesson For State Education Department: $35,000 Is Less Than $500,000

August
Teachers And Advocates Warn Transition to Mainstream Schools Could Be Rough
California Grads Exempt From 2006 Exit Exam

July
"Billy's Law" Would Extend New York Oversight To Out-Of-State Programs
College Testing Company Apologizes For Service Dog Goof

June
Illinois Law Allows Graduation For Special Education Seniors
Nova Scotians Launch Accessibility Awareness Campaign

May
Students' Suit Over Medical School Exam Advances
Former Student Sues School For Not Teaching Him To Read

April
Family Blames Special Education Service For Daughter's Pregnancy

March
Supreme Court To Decide Who Must Prove Special Education Positions
After Passing State Test, Young Baker Finds "Sweet Success" In Her Own Business

February
Special Education District Settles With Teaching Assistant Over Service Dog

January
Blind Nursing Student On Next Step To Life-Long Dream
Advocates Sue Kutztown University Over Access
Baghdad School Survives In Spite Of Saddam And U.S. Occupation
State Education Officials To Fix Test Blunders

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2004

December
Agreement Should Lead To More Inclusion For Students With Disabilities
Lawmaker Says He's Changed His Tune, But Sings Same Old Song
Mom Sues School Over Ten-year-old Jailed For Fighting
Country Celebrates Inclusive Education
Advocates, Educators Find Much To Praise And Condemn In IDEA Reauthorization

November
District Gets Mixed Messages On Integrating Deaf Students

October
Nevada's Higher Ed System Discriminates, Deaf Student Alleges
Education Committee Hears About Time-Out Room Use
Report: Inclusive Education Valued, But Not Yet Made Real
Assault Charges Dropped Against Teen Over Outburst
School Accused Of Placing Boy In Wooden Box

September
Students To Consult On Inclusion Project (Sept. 17, 2004)
Player Tossed From School Team Because He's Too Old (Sept. 14, 2004)
Teachers, Parents Look For Right Balance Of Inclusiveness (Sept. 10, 2004)
School Can Ban Boy From Playground, Judge Says (Sept. 1, 2004)

August
Tories Worry Inclusive Education Is Causing "Special" Schools To Close (August 9, 2004)
School Shoos Service Dog (August 6, 2004)
Alaskan Students With Disabilities Win Exit Exam Accommodations (August 3, 2004)

July
Judge To Decide If Home-Schooled Boy Can Use Playground (July 23, 2004)
Students Sue For Extra Time On Medical School Exam (July 21, 2004)

June
Athletic Association Slow To Rule On Special Education Student's Right To Compete (June 10, 2004)
Boy Was Caged For Burping, Records Show (June 10, 2004)
Families Want Adequate Education For Deaf Children (June 10, 2004)
New Policy Could Lead To Closure Of Specialized Schools, Party Official Says (June 1, 2004)

May
School Board Won't Let Students Cross Graduation Stage (May 28, 2004)
Missouri Schools Deny Service Dogs To Student, Aide (May 24, 2004)
Racial Differences Show Up In Special Education Report (May 19, 2004)
Segregation Still Common, Despite 1954 Brown Decision (May 14, 2004)
Senate Passes IDEA Reauthorization (May 13, 2004)
Private School Must Reinstate Student With Epilepsy (May 11, 2004)
Student Pursues Second Degree (May 4, 2004)

April
Student Claims School Violated ADA By Keeping Her Out Of Graduation (April 29, 2004)
Students Learn High-Tech Skills Through Model Program (April 26, 2004)
Idaho Advocates File Suit Over UI Access Issues (April 23, 2004)
New Rule Removes Barrier To Diploma For Some Students (April 13, 2004)
University Program Helps Students With Autism Succeed (April 2, 2004)
Parents Outraged Over "Box" For Son (April 2, 2004)

March
Alaskan Students Sue State Over Graduation Exam (March 17, 2004)
Georgia High School Championship Marks National First (March 8, 2004)
Wheelchair Ban At High School Track Is Unfair, Wife Says (March 4, 2004)
Number Of Special Education Students Starting College On The Rise (March 2, 2004)

February
Friends Ask District For More Than Compliance (Feb. 23, 2004)
State Official Says Many Students Are Improperly Placed In Special Education (Feb. 11, 2004)
Baxter School Abuse Victims To Ask Lawmakers For More Compensation (Feb. 2, 2004)

January
Boy Must Wear Helmet And Visor On Bus, School Says (Jan. 12, 2004)
Renner-Lewis Family Sues School Over Son's Restraint Death (Jan. 2, 2004)

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2003

December
Contrary To Popular Opinion, Not All Teens Are Bad (Dec. 30, 2003)
Parents And Advocates Say Too Many Schools Use Cops To Manage Classrooms (Dec. 29, 2003)
First-Grader With Autism To Get Service Dog (Dec. 12, 2003)

November
Boy With Down Syndrome Can Attend Regular Preschool, For Now (Nov. 26, 2003)
Local School Boards Pay Millions To Block Special Education Services (Nov. 7, 2003)
Big Man On Campus Gets Homecoming Date With Eight (Nov. 4, 2003)

October
Parents Don't Need Lawyers To Sue Schools, Appeals Court Rules (Oct. 9, 2003)

September
Former Purdue Student Claims University Discriminated Against Her (Sept. 15, 2003)
College Ordered To Admit Teen & Wheelchair (Sept. 3, 2003)

July
Student Sues For Not Being Included (July 31, 2003)
Professor Says Psychologists, Parents, And Educators Exploit Children's Behavior Diagnoses (July 28, 2003)

June
Students And Staff Thank Volunteer For Help In Classroom Over The Years (June 30, 2003)
Inclusion Project Expands To More Child Daycare Centers (June 17, 2003)
County's Schools Try Inclusion (June 16, 2003)

May
Special Night For Student And Her Classmates (May 27, 2003)
Student Granted Extra Time For Finals May Be First In Country (May 22, 2003)
Decision To Keep Student From Dance Team Tryouts Is "Troublesome" (May 21, 2003)
Second-Graders Seek Tribute For Classmate (May 2, 2003)
House IDEA Reauthorization Bill Has Big Problems, Say Advocates (May 1, 2003)
Group Teaches Parents How To Advocate For Inclusion (May 1, 2003)

April
State Improves On Inclusive Education (April 30, 2003)
Wheelchair Athlete Gets High School Letter (April 4, 2003)
School Did Not Violate Boy's Civil Rights During Restraints, Jury Says (April 3, 2003)

March
House Republicans Initiate Changes To IDEA (March 20, 2003)
Government Is Turning Its Back On Students, Advocates Protest (March 19, 2003)
New York Schools Told To Improve Inclusion (March 17, 2003)
Movement Toward Inclusion Gains Momentum (March 13, 2003)
"They Called Me 'The Little Engine That Could'" (March 5, 2003)

February
School Settles Suit For Inappropriate Segregation (Feb. 26, 2003)
Teen Leaves School Over Harassment From Students (Feb. 19, 2003)
County Must Double Efforts To Include Students With Disabilities (Feb. 3, 2003)

January
Inclusive Education Gets Started In Egypt (Jan. 30, 2003)
Boy Restrained Dozens of Times At "Special" School Program (Jan. 29, 2003)
District Faces Three Lawsuits Over Treatment Of Students (Jan. 24, 2003)
Marcie Roth Takes School Fight To The Media (Jan. 22, 2003)

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2002

December
Mom Frustrated With School's Excuses (Dec. 19, 2002)
BC University To Accept Students With Developmental Disabilities (Dec. 12, 2002)
Much Needs To Be Done For Students To Feel Included, Survey Finds (Dec. 11, 2002)

November
Mom Pressured School To Resolve Bullying Problem (Nov. 26, 2002)
"Special Ed Joins Mainstream" (October 18, 2002)
Mom Finds Son Handcuffed In Class (Nov. 15, 2002)
Report Finds Integrated Students Perform Better (Nov. 15, 2002)
Students Caught In Potential Labor Dispute (Nov. 1, 2002)

October
Mom Testifies For Son's Inclusion (October 31, 2002)
Flag Pole Parents -- The Sequel (October 29, 2002)
Mom And School Spar Over Girl's Education (October 28, 2002)
Boy With Wheelchair Cannot Join Basketball League, Judge Rules (October 23, 2002)
Officials Suggest "Inclusion Agenda" May Be Moving Too Quickly (October 22, 2002)
Mothers Arrested For Trespassing At Staff Meeting (October 21, 2002)
Disagreement Over Costs Of Accessible Schools (October 2, 2002)

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