Monthly Archives: December 2012

PA. School districts in Pennsylvania lead the state in special education litigation

School districts in Northeast Pennsylvania are involved in more special education litigation than any other area of the state, a Sunday Times analysis has found. The due process claims arise when a district fails to provide a student with special … Continue reading

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PA. $18 Million settlement in “kids for cash” case

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has given final approval to a settlement that will pay out nearly $18 million to juveniles who allege they were wrongly jailed by corrupt judges. The approval granted Friday in Scranton allows attorneys to begin … Continue reading

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WA. Failure to protect foster children from sexual abuse costs state $11 million

The state of Washington will pay six people a total of $11 million to settle claims they suffered horrible abuse as children at the hands of their state-appointed guardians. Alexander Gonzalez, Michelle Harris, Elizabeth Tapia and Aurora Tapia filed suit … Continue reading

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CT. What happens when states outsource discipline to police: The face and the fist of the modern day truant officer

In an incident involving a boy that has been under care for emotional and academic issues, a Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) caseworker, was unable to persuade the boy to leave a couch in his residence where … Continue reading

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OR. Lincoln County School District failed to protect students against 6-year-old, lawsuit alleges

A lawsuit on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and … Continue reading

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TX. Vines High School fights lead to student arrests

Vines High School will have a police presence on Monday after a series of fights last week that led to student arrests. School officials said one incident happened Wednesday followed by another one on Friday. That fight led to the … Continue reading

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