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The Education Section includes laws, regulations, cases and other information relevant to schools, parents and students, and other systems and human service agencies that impact students. Children with disabilities who are ages 3 – 22 may be served by the public school system; and children not considered disabled must attend school until they are 16. The topics in this section include:
 

  • General education, applicable to all students;
  • Special education and dispute resolution for students with disabilities;
  • Discrimination and laws to protect students with disabilities or who are from a minority group;
  • Discipline and the juvenile justice system;
  • Domestic violence and the effect on children;
  • Students who are homeless or in the foster care system;
  • Human service agencies that support children and adults; and
  • Attorney’s fees.

Latest Content

02/01/2009 - MA DESE
Provides general information on charters and students with disabilities.  The information is intended for those who may not fully... Read more
02/01/2009 - MA DESE
Twenty-nine page document addresses serving students with disabilies in charter schools.  The document is targeted at those... Read more
02/01/2009 - MA DESE
Sixteen page document provides an overview of charter school regulations, policies and procedures and students with disabilities who... Read more
08/22/2014 - Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Charter School Responsibilities for Students with Disabilities Who May Need an Out-of-District Program - 603 CMR 28.10(6) All... Read more