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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

02/01/2017 - Community Legal Aid
This handout, with commonly asked questions about education rights, was produced by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.
03/02/2017 - Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
From the advisory: "This advisory is intended as a reminder that state and federal law require state educational agencies and local... Read more
01/13/2017 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
From theu Guide's Preface:  This Guide was created to assist students and youth with disabilities to achieve their post-school and... Read more
01/01/2016 - AHEM
Website with information and support on homeschooling in MA.  Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts (AHEM) is a nonprofit,... Read more

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