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Special-needs students file complaint against Louisiana Department of Education

Thirteen students with disabilities have filed a complaint against the Louisiana Department of Education alleging that the agency has looked the other way while New Orleans public schools commit a range of federal violations, from refusing to enroll them to failing to provide a blind third-grader with a full-time aide.

The radical post-Katrina restructuring of the New Orleans school system has benefited some students but left special-needs students behind, attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Disability Law Center and Loyola Law School’s Community Justice Clinic write in the complaint.

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