Education Law Blog

September 27, 2021

Dueling Perspectives on Dyslexia Interventions – and A Strong Result for a WA Family

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in difficulty with specific language skills, including reading, spelling, writing, and […]
September 27, 2021

Dyslexia Screening Starts in the 2021–2022 School Year

Overview In 2018, the Washington state legislature created the Dyslexia Advisory Council to develop best practices and sample educational information for parents and educators. The Dyslexia […]
August 20, 2021

Looking Ahead – Vision Therapy as a Related Service in WA Special Education Law

Cedar Law, PLLC, recently won a case on – among other issues – a novel question of whether vision therapy can be required for FAPE in […]
July 19, 2021

Civil Rights Volunteer Opportunity

The Kienan Ellis Education Project (KEEP) needs volunteer attorneys.  Attorneys are needed to represent students in school discipline hearings to ensure equitable and appropriate educational outcomes. […]
August 26, 2020

Adult Civics Happy Hour on Policing

In 2017, Cedar Law Partner Shannon McMinimee joined an Adult Civics Happy Hour/Channel 253 panel with Vanessa Hernandez from the Northwest Justice Project and Pierce County […]
August 25, 2020

Back to School with the Crossing Division Podcast

Cedar Law Partner, Shannon McMinimee, recently joined the Crossing Division podcast to discuss the challenges and opportunities families, educators, and school districts are facing in the […]
March 23, 2020

A New School Year: 180 over 365

A proposal to reduce district liability and improve student outcomes As stated by our state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), “[o]n March 11, […]
March 17, 2020

Special Education Services During COVID-19 School Closures

In response to COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the closure of all public and private schools in Washington State through April 24, possibly longer. “During mandatory […]
July 2, 2019

How to Talk About Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Eleven national organizations worked together to create this resource excerpted below: Parents and educators may have different opinions about specific terms like dyslexia or more general […]