Special Education

When you are not happy with your child’s school placement

Diane Wiscarson and Taylar Vajda of Wiscarson Law collaborated on an article published in the latest edition of Spectrum Life Magazine, explaining what parents can do if they are not happy with their child’s placement and may want to send their child to a private school instead. Read about it here. https://www.spectrumlife.org/blog/the-three-p%E2%80%99s-private-schools-placement-and-payment-441

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Classrooms in Crisis Series

KGW8 reporter Cristin Severance has spent the last year reporting a series titled “Classrooms in Crisis.” Cristin explores issues in Oregon classrooms including, but not limited to, disruptive learning, budget cuts, and busing, from both parent and teacher perspectives. See link below to the entire series: https://www.kgw.com/section/news/investigations/classrooms-in-crisis

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When Schools Restrain Students

NPR reported on the use of restraints and seclusions in schools, including the likelihood that many school districts fail to report incidents to the U.S. Department of Education, as well as parents. The article focused on the effect restraints and seclusions had on individual students, including two Washington families represented by Wiscarson Law. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/05/726519409/desperation-and-broken-trust-when-schools-restrain-students-or-lock-them-in-room

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