Judge: Ohio must ensure students with special needs get services

10/21/2009 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Ohio must ensure that local districts are providing an appropriate education to students with special needs as required by federal law, a judge ruled Tuesday under a partial settlement of an 18-year-old class-action lawsuit. The settlement represents a "huge victory" for students with disabilities and should make it easier for students to receive services, advocates said. A spokesman for the state's education department said some aspects of the settlement have already been implemented.

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