Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Feds Urge Schools To Tackle Bullying Of Kids With Disabilities

DisabilityScoop, August 21, 2013

"In new guidance sent to educators across the country, federal education officials say that schools may be liable if they don’t properly address bullying of students with disabilities.
The guidance issued Tuesday in a four-page “Dear Colleague” letter details the unique obligations that schools have under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure that children with disabilities are not victimized.
Specifically, officials from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services said that bullying can lead to a denial of a student’s right to a free and appropriate public education, or FAPE, if it "results in the student not receiving meaningful educational benefit.'" Read More

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