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Lawsuit seeks to raise age for public special education

The Hawaii Disability Rights Center filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday seeking to extend special-education services in public schools for students until they turn 22.

The cutoff is now 20.

“The concern is that disabled students in Hawaii are being deprived of an education after age 20,” said John Dellera, executive director of the center. “Throughout most of the country, disabled students have the right to an education … until they’re 21 or 22.”

The state Department of Education declined comment because officials had not yet reviewed the lawsuit.

read more at Lawsuit seeks to raise age for public special education – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com.

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