Reintroduced earlier this summer in the Ohio legislature, House Bill 206 proposes to change the rules about expelling students from school, allowing long – potentially unending – deprivations of learning. ABLE has joined other advocacy and civil rights groups opposing HB 206.
Fairness in Education
SUCCESS Program Addresses Family Legal and Social Challenges to Improve School Attendance
In a partnership with Clark County Juvenile Court and Springfield City Schools, ABLE is assisting chronically absent kids and their families through an innovative initiative called the SUCCESS Program.
EdChoice Vouchers Affect the Rights of Vulnerable Ohio Children with Low Incomes as Argued in Amicus Brief
ABLE has joined several advocacy and legal services organizations to file an amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s school voucher program.
Honoring the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
ABLE honors the 68th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education by reflecting on the impact the case had on the civil rights movement.
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Reaches Settlement with DPS to Improve Translation and Interpretation for Parents
LEP parents at Dayton Public Schools will soon have improved translation and interpretation accommodations, thanks to a recently signed resolution agreement between the school system and the U.S. Department of Education. Several LEP parents filed the initial complaint with ABLE’s assistance.
Empowering Non-English speaking parents with meaningful access to their children’s education.
Ms. Gonzalez, a refugee who does not speak English, was having difficulty communicating with teachers and staff at her daughter’s school. The school did not provide information in her native Spanish language, so she was not able to participate in her child’s educational developments. Ms. Gonzalez sought ABLE’s legal assistance so the public school would communicate with her in a language she understood as required by law.
Students living in poverty need their school records so they can succeed in new schools.
"As a state, we must act to ensure that our increasingly mobile student populations are served through the transitions in their lives. "