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Disability Rights Group Awaits Oregon Court Ruling


Children with disabilities are supposed to get educations like all children.  But a group that stands up for the rights of children with disabilities in Oregon found too many children getting short school days, restricting their learning. 

The students were sent home early because of behavioral issues, and Disability Rights Oregon filed a lawsuit on their behalf, to get the supports that could help them stay in school all day.  A federal judge heard oral arguments on the case merits in early July.  We check in on the case and the progress with Joel Greenberg, staff attorney at DRO. 

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