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Department of Education Bullying

Second Circuit Holds District Denied FAPE by Refusing to Discuss Bullying at IEP Meeting

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in T.K. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ., — F.3d —, 2016 WL 229842 (2d Cir. Jan. 20, 2016), an important decision regarding the role of a...more

Department of Education Closes 2014 with Prolific Guidance

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was busy the last quarter of 2014, issuing guidance on six issues, plus another already in 2015. The Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), Frequently Asked Questions, and Fact Sheets provide an...more

The U.S. Department of Education Continues Its War on Bullying - “Dear Colleague” Letter Focuses on Protecting Students with...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A school district’s failure to properly address bullying of students with disabilities could result in a denial of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for those students. This is the message clearly conveyed to school...more

DOE Releases “Dear Colleague Letter” On School District Responsibilities To Address Bullying Of Students With Disabilities

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On August 20, 2013, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a “Dear Colleague Letter” providing an overview of school districts’ responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities...more

USDOE Spanish Bullying Website Highlights Challenges In Addressing Bullying With LEP Students, Parents, Staff, And Community...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a Spanish-language website providing resources to teachers, parents, and community leaders to prevent bullying. The website is http://espanol.stopbullying.gov and is similar in...more

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