Weekly Roundup

What Rights Does a Disabled Child Have in School?

Over a period of more than four decades, the national government has moved deeper and deeper into the realm of education for disabled children, but it still is not clear what the ultimate goal is supposed to be.  Federal funds now are provided to promote an “appropriate” education for each disabled child, but what would that be?…read more

House Education Committee Backs Bill to Overhaul Federal Juvenile-Justice Law

The House education committee unanimously backed a bill to change policies and practices governing juvenile-justice and at-risk youth and reported it favorably to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

The Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, if approved, would become the newest version of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act…read more

First Child Dies by Legal Euthanasia in Belgium

A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law…read more