Press Releases

Complaint Charges Texas School Districts with Using Truancy Courts to Force Students with Disabilities Out of School

May 27, 2015
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2015 Media Contacts: Dustin Rynders, drynders@disabilityrightstx.org, 832-971-8984 Michael Harris, mharris@youthlaw.org, 510-277-5452 Deborah Fowler, dfowler@texasappleseed.net, 512-757-1458   AUSTIN, Texas—Texas school districts are using truancy courts to force students with disabilities out of school, according to an administrative complaint filed May…

Foster Youth Secure $2 Million Settlement And Forge New Legal Precedent

April 6, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2015 Contacts:
Leecia Welch, NCYL, 510-835-8098 x3023 Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster, 415-268-6021 SAN FRANCISCO – The Federal District Court in Nevada has given final approval to a $2.075 million dollar settlement for seven former foster children injured while in…

Antioch School Officials Agree to Groundbreaking Collaboration to Address NAACP East County Branch Complaint of Civil Rights Violations in Schools

March 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2015 CONTACTS:
Robert Borrelle, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
rborrelle@dredf.org, 510-644-2555 ext. 5253 Allison Elgart, Equal Justice Society
aelgart@equaljusticesociety.org 415-288-8700 Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
mharris@youthlaw.org, 510-835-8098 ext. 3006 Stephanie Anello, Antioch Unified School District
stephanieanello@antioch.k12.ca.us, 925-779-9500…