US Supreme Court: IDEA requires reimbursement for private school

supreme-courtIn  Forest Grove School Dist. vs. T.A., the US Supreme Court held that parents may be entitled to reimbursement for expenditures for a private school, when the public school has failed to appropriately identify a student as  being in need of special education services.

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Massachusetts 2009-2010 HB 468 / 4665 – High school graduation requirements

An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for studentsgraduate with learning disabilities. Provides that any student who fails to satisfy the requirements of the competency determination may nonetheless receive a  high school diploma if the following requirements are met:

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Iowa 2009-2010 SB 412 – Special Education Alternative Reading Instruction

dancing alphabet lettersA bill  providing for a special education alternative reading instruction pilot project and including a contingency clause and an effective date. This bill establishes a pilot program focusing on improving reading skills in grades kindergarten through three.

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Washington 2009-2010 SB 6016 – Funds Pilot Projects

Declares that, since 2005, the legislature has provided funding for five pilot projects to implement research-based, multisensory literacy intervention for students with dyslexia. Finds that the students receiving intervention support through the dyslexia pilot projects have made substantial and steady academic gains.

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