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Special Education Law 101 – Part XII #stay put

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 6, 2017
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This is another post in our ongoing series on the basics of special education law.  Please let us know how you are enjoying this series.  We feel that this is a good introduction for newbies and a good refresher for seasoned pros.   Today we talk about the stay put provision- one of the basic concepts in this … Continue reading “Special Education Law 101 – Part XII #stay put”

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Happy Labor Day #workers

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 4, 2017
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Happy Labor Day. Today we celebrate those who work for a living! Here are some relevant Labor Day facts from our friends at the U. S Census Bureau: The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events … Continue reading “Happy Labor Day #workers”

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Breaking: 77 Million Students Enrolled in Public School #public school

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 2, 2017
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According to a study by the U. S. Census Bureau released on Monday, the number of people enrolled in America’s schools reached 77.2 million in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 1996, total school enrollment has grown 9.9 percent. Enrollment in kindergarten through eighth grade has not significantly changed during the past decade, … Continue reading “Breaking: 77 Million Students Enrolled in Public School #public school”

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Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 31, 2017
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Hurricanes hit the most vulnerable the hardest and that applies without a doubt to people with disabilities. The death of Benilda Caixeta, of New Orleans tragically underscores this point.  Ms. Caixeta was found drowned in her apartment, next to her wheelchair, despite her repeated calls to 911 pleading for help. Ms. Caixeta’s death served to … Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard”

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Stay-Put Shake-up: Third Circuit Holds Parents Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees for Non-Compliance with Stay-Put

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 30, 2017
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By: Cameron R. Morgan, Esq.Editor: Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an important decision finding that parents in special education litigation with school districts will be considered “prevailing parties” entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees in the event the district ignores or fails to comply with its obligations … Continue reading “Stay-Put Shake-up: Third Circuit Holds Parents Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees for Non-Compliance with Stay-Put”

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How Are The Circuits Interpreting Endrew F? Some Preliminary Indications # FAPE

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 29, 2017
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We have written here a lot about the new Supreme Court decision in Endrew F that clarifies the FAPE standard. One reader expressed some uncertainty about the facts and ruling in Endrew F.  To ensure that we all have a handle this important decision, we will be repeating our previous posts about the new Supreme … Continue reading “How Are The Circuits Interpreting Endrew F? Some Preliminary Indications # FAPE”

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A Reminder from the Appellate Division on RIFs and Tenured Employees

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 22, 2017
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On August 17, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion in which it upheld the Atlantic City Board of Education’s (“Board”) decision to change the employment of two supervisors from twelve-month positions to ten-month positions due to a reduction in force (“RIF”). This case highlights an important interplay between RIFs and tenure … Continue reading “A Reminder from the Appellate Division on RIFs and Tenured Employees”

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KPS4Parents Partners with ZN League Softball

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 12, 2017
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KPS4Parents is proud to partner with ZN League Softball to bring athleticism, sportsmanship, and family fun to Ventura, CA and the surrounding area. The league is new as Fall 2017 and starting conservatively with six teams, with plans to grow to include co-ed teams, kids teams, and full inclusion teams for players with different abilities. … Continue reading “KPS4Parents Partners with ZN League Softball”

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Gender Identity and Special Needs

  • Julie Warshaw
  • August 8, 2017
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The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school policies with regards to gender identify into flux. The February 22, 2017 “Dear Colleague Letter” stated that the earlier … Continue reading “Gender Identity and Special Needs”

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Can Kindness Overcome Bullying?

  • Julie Warshaw
  • July 26, 2017
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Kindness Matters While being kind might sound easy, it is complex. If kindness was simple, then everyone would be kind and no one would experience meanness and bullying. Imagine a world where kindness is the norm. Is it possible to create homes, schools, and communities where kindness is the norm? The answer is, yes – … Continue reading “Can Kindness Overcome Bullying?”

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