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Disability suits fuel rise in civil rights claims against schools

from Disability Scoop

From Aug. 28: Civil rights lawsuits against schools are on track to double compared to four years ago thanks in large part to disability-related claims, according to a new review of federal court filings. So far this year, 497 suits have been filed in federal courts across the country involving schools or universities that allege various civil rights violations. More than 40 percent of the cases center on the treatment of students with disabilities. And nearly half involve allegations brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar laws. more

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