NYCLU Advocacy: DOJ Affirms Immigrant Children’s Right to Attend Schools

IW:  The government should be putting school officials in jail who break this law, just like the school officials try to put parents in jail for trying to get their children a good education. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education have issued guidance <http://www.nyclu.org/files/releases/DOJ%20DOE%20guidance.pdf> to all the nation’s school districts clarifying […]

Reaction to the rash, short-sighted decision of the NY State Board of Regents to cut speech service requirements

Kimberly writes: The disability community is currently digesting the decision that the NY State Board of Regents made this week which scales back speech service requirements. The Board released school districts from longstanding policies that they must give certain levels of speech services to students with autism and other disabilities. The decision by the Board […]

NYS Education Department Tells School Districts to Drop Illegal Barriers for Immigrant Children in Response to NYCLU Study

In response to an analysis conducted by the New York Civil Liberties Union which found that at least 20 percent of public school districts across New York State may be unlawfully barring or discouraging the enrollment of immigrant students, the New York State Education Department this week issued guidance to all school districts making clear […]

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