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Legislative Update: Legislature Addresses Gifted And Talented Program, Indirect Cost Rates, Educational Placement Of Foster...

KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013. Gifted & Talented Program — AB 2491 - Current law evidences the Legislature’s intent to...more

Legislative Update: Assembly Bill 1909 Implemented To Benefit Foster Children

KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated. Assembly Bill 1909 - The primary focus of Assembly Bill...more

The waning of free expression in public high school

Currently, public education is the legal battleground in the great social media debate. On one side, there are advocates for greater First Amendment protection, and on the other side, there are those advocating that...more

Special Education News - May 2010

In This Issue: Notice and Consent When Parents Have Joint 1; What We Say To Parents About Behavior Plans And 2; and, Areas Of Suspected Disability: The Starting Place For A Special Education...more

Notice and Consent When Parents Have Joint Custody

Question: What is a district obligated to do with regard to shared custody when requesting permission to evaluate? Can the district communicate with just one parent and rely on that parent’s response? Answer: When parents...more

Removal Education Records from School Files

Whether you are the parent of a school aged child or your are a student attending college, there are laws that allow you to challenge and remove certain types of documents from your educational file. The types of documents to...more

Impact of Divorce Agreements on Special Education Decision-Making, by Melissa Kenney Ngaruri, Esq.

Children with special needs further complicate child custody and care issues during and after a divorce. Family law practitioners need to be aware of what parents rights are under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)...more

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