Connecticut rules against city in special education case

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The city school district systematically failed to identify students eligible for special education and must now take corrective action, the state Department of Education has determined.

In response to an October 2013 complaint filed by the Center for Children's Advocacy, the state conducted an investigation and determined the district violated its obligations to students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law.

Most of the examples cited in the complaint were from the 2012-13 school year, when under outgoing Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, there was an effort to reduce special education costs.

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