Special ed lawsuit against Oregon ed dept., Gov Brown filed by disability rights advocates

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The state of Oregon has denied hundreds of children with disabilities the opportunity to attend the full day of school they are entitled to by federal law.

That’s the claim of a federal class-action lawsuit filed Jan. 22 in the Oregon U.S. District Court.

Officials filed the lawsuit on the first day of the 2019 Legislative session, with Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Department of Education and its director Colt Gill named as defendants in the complaint.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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