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Special-ed advocates sue schools over placement

By Stephanie Ebbert
Globe Staff / January 3, 2012
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Boston Public School parents have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court asserting that the district routinely violates state and federal law by delaying evaluations and classroom placements for preschoolers with special needs. The lawsuit, brought by the non-profit Massachusetts Advocates for Children on behalf of two families, says the delays have left some children without any services for months at a time, causing regression in the developmental progress they had been making.

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