A federal judge has ordered a hearing to determine if a 12-year-old girl with learning disabilities was deprived of “a free and appropriate education” by the constant bullying she allegedly endured at a Manhattan public school.

“[A]n effective and appropriate education may be negated by child bullying,” Eastern District Judge Jack B. Weinstein wrote in L.K. v. New York City Department of Education, 10-cv-00752. “When a school fails to take reasonable steps to prevent such objectionable harassment of a student, it has denied her an educational benefit protected by statute.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]