More Special Education News: out of Wisconsin

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion in Forest Grove School District v. T.A. (see previous post), while the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal reported that earlier this month, U.S. Magistrate Judge Aaron E. Goodstein issued an order for:

Milwaukee Public Schools to launch a wide search for students who didn’t get special education services they should have gotten between 2000 and 2005 and to figure out what needs to be done to make that up to them.

The suit was brought by Disability Rights Wisconsin, the protection and advocacy system for Wisconsin.


Thanks to @wiprobono for pointing me toward this story.

West Cola – Pete Wright is comin’ to town October 30th

Those familiar with special education know exactly who Pete Wright is. He is a famous attorney and advocate who specializes in special education. In South Carolina, he is known for taking a special education case out of Florence County South Carolina all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Florence County District Four v. Shannon Carter, 510 U. S. 7, 114 S.Ct. 361.

His website provides useful information for parents and advocates who work in special education.

The West Columbia training will be held on October 30th, but registration closes tomorrow on October 15th.

Continuing Education Credits are available!

  • .6 CEU’s (continuing education units) have been approved by the University of South Carolina for an additional $8.00, payable at the conference.
  • The South Carolina Supreme Court, Commission on CLE and Specialization has approved 6 CLE (continuing legal education) credits for this conference.

Cost is $50 individuals/$60 professionals. For more information, call Heather Watson-Kelley at (803) 772-5688 Ext. 103 or (800) 759-4776 or visit


Free Workshops

PRO-PARENTSParents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization that provides FREE special education information and training to parents, foster parents, and DSS staff.

PRO-PARENTS recently updated their free workshop calendar online at