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Measure Aimed At Helping Special Education Students

March 31st, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Parents and rights advocates held a press conference today to promote a measure aimed at helping special education students. When a special education student is struggling, current law generally requires the parent to prove the school's education program for the student is inadequate. The bill would shift that burden, so schools would have to defend their learning plans. Supporters say this would encourage schools to cooperate with parents so they could avoid legal fights. Parallel versions of the bill are still lingering in House and Senate committees. With the session ending April 7, parents are urging legislators not to let them die without being voted on. The Maryland Coalition for Special Education and Burden of Proof, headed by Julie Reilly, held the conference along with the House and Senate sponsors of the legislation…


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