Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ruling in special education suit backs Connecticut school officials

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
 A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the state Department of Education, concluding that it adequately complied with an agreement that called for intellectually disabled students to spend more time with their non-disabled peers.
The 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in a ruling issued in late December, upheld the 2012 decision of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chatigny.
The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit known as the “P.J. case” claimed the state wasn’t doing enough to meet goals that both sides agreed upon when the case settled.

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