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Subj:    THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE, JUNE 16, 1999
Date:    6/16/99 6:37:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From:    webmaster@wrightslaw.com (Pam and Pete Wright)
Sender:    owner-special-ed-advocate@wrightslaw.com
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The Special Ed Advocate

The Online Newsletter About

Special Education and the Law

June 16, 1999

Visit us today at:

http://www.wrightslaw.com

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The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal issues, cases, tactics and strategy, effective educational methods, and Internet links.

Yesterday, we published an edition of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter. Several readers wrote to advise us about an error. We omitted the article “IDEA AMENDED AGAIN.

This newsletter includes “IDEA AMENDED AGAIN” and an update on COPAA.

As a subscriber to The Special Ed Advocate, you receive announcements and "alerts" about new cases and other events. Contact, copyright, and subscription information are at the end of this newsletter.

If your email address changes, please unsubscribe your old email address and subscribe your new email address. Directions about how to subscribe and unsubscribe are at the end of this newsletter.

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THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 1999

1. IDEA AMENDED AGAIN

2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 3rd ANNUAL COPAA CONFERENCE: BRING A FRIEND
TO TEXAS!

3. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

4. CONTACT INFORMATION

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1. IDEA AMENDED AGAIN

EdFlex (the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999) was passed by Congress last month. EdFlex modified a discipline provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The word "possesses" was added to 1415(k)(1)(A)(ii)(I) which now reads "the child carries or possesses a weapon to or at school, on school premises, or to or at a school function under the jurisdiction of a State or a local educational agency."

Several Democrats objected to this amendment, saying IDEA should not be amended and that amending the law opened " a can of worms” The Final IDEA Regulations (released in March 1999) included the word "possesses."

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2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 3rd ANNUAL COPAA CONFERENCE: BRING A FRIEND TO TEXAS!

WHAT? The 3rd Annual COPAA Conference will be held in Houston Texas.

WHEN? On March 3-5, 2000.

WHERE? Adam's Mark Hotel in Houston has been selected to host the
conference.

WHO? COPAA is the acronym for The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. COPAA is an independent, nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

COPAA is soliciting proposals for this conference.

For more information about COPAA - how to join, membership benefits, news, and more, go to the COPAA web site at
http://www.copaa.net/

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4. CONTACT INFORMATION

Pete and Pam Wright
c/o The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Phone: 804-257-0857

Website: http://www.wrightslaw.com
Email: webmaster@wrightslaw.com

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Copyright 1999, Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright. All rights
reserved.

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