Mount Vernon schools to overhaul special ed department per court agreement

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Mount Vernon schools to overhaul special ed department per court agreement

June 13, 2018 | Colleen Wilson | Journal News (NY)
The city school district has agreed to hire a monitor and make sweeping changes to its special education department, according to a settlement that has ended a five-year legal battle started by several families of children with special needs.
Tags: Disability Rights | Education

Arkansas judge orders state to end care-hours setup, sets hearing on whether to hold DHS in contempt

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Arkansas judge orders state to end care-hours setup, sets hearing on whether to hold DHS in contempt

May 22, 2018 | Andy Davis | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
In a ruling on May 14, Griffen agreed with Jonesboro-based Legal Aid of Arkansas that the department failed to give adequate public notice before it began using the algorithm, which resulted in reductions in hours for many participants.
Tags: Algorithm | Disability Rights | Medicaid