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Office for Civil Rights Resolution Letter (PDF) / Agreement (PDF) pursuant to the to the Website Accessibility Complaint Marcie filed on September 12, 2022. 
June 15, 2023


The pandemic was so bad for kids’ mental health that desperate parents are turning to special education for help
Fortune, December 6, 2022

Michigan’s pandemic-era special education guidance under U.S. investigation
Chalkbeat Detroit, June 27, 2022


Special Ed’s Ardent Advocate: Marcie Lipsitt Fights for the Rights of Impaired and Disabled Students
The Jewish News, August 18, 2021

The Digital Accessibility Legal Digest Volume I & II: Practice Updates, Guidance and Resources
A digest from the first and second annual Digital Accessibility Legal Summits, March 2019, Anaheim, CA, and June 2020, Online. Edited by Chris Law.


Department of Education Finally Starts Processing COVID-Related Discrimination Cases 9 Months Into Pandemic
The Root, December 1, 2020

Department of Education Finally Starts Processing COVID-Related Discrimination Cases 9 Months Into Pandemic
HuffPost, December 1, 2020

Betsy DeVos’ Legacy: Transforming How The Education Department Treats Civil Rights
HuffPost, November 16, 2020

Michiganders rally for education
WILX TV, Oct 7, 2020

Parents worried virtual learning won’t do enough for Michigan’s children with disabilities
Detroit Chalk Beat, Sept 17, 2020

Schools struggle to serve special needs students amid COVID-19
The Detroit News, Sept 2, 2020

Advocate says some special education students falling through the cracks during the pandemic
Michigan Radio, August 10, 2020

For parents trying to replicate school for children with disabilities, a confounding task
The Washington Post, March 20, 2020


Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations
EdSurge, August 28, 2019

She’s filed over 2,400 civil rights complaints, including one at UO. We asked her why.
Daily Emerald, October 17, 2019

Michigan dropped from ‘needs intervention’ list for Special Education
The Detroit News, June 27, 2019

Universal health screenings for Flint kids underway
The Detroit News, January 21, 2019


The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights Reverses Course on Mass-Filer Civil Rights Complaints
Educausereview, December 11, 2018

Ed Department Reopening Hundreds of Disability-Related Complaints
The Disability Scoop, December 3, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Reverses Civil Rights Procedures
Legal Reader, November 22, 2018

Education Department’s civil rights office retreats, will consider claims filed en masse
The Washington Post, November 20, 2018

Michigan’s special education efforts near bottom in nation: U.S report 
Detroit Free Press, October 2, 2018

Marcie Lipsitt Talks Disability Rights in Schools (YouTube)
Tuesdays with Liz, October 1, 2018

For Michigan’s 3 and 4-year olds with special needs, ‘it’s hard’ to find a place to learn., July 30, 2018

Feds: Michigan only state to need special ed intervention
The Detroit News, July 16, 2018

NAACP, special-education advocates sue Betsy DeVos over her department’s handling of civil rights cases
The Washington Post, June 1, 2018

Disability and Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos Over Investigation Rollbacks
The New York Times, May 31, 2018

Education Department Sued Over New Approach to Civil Rights Complaints
Education Week, May 31, 2018

In Seeking to Decrease ‘Burden’ of Complaints, Education Department is Closing ‘Meritorious’ Civil Rights Cases, Federal Lawsuit Says
The 74, May 31, 2018

Official letter to Betsy DeVos by Congress regarding OCR complaint dismissals (PDF)
May 22, 2018

States bolster law enforcement in schools
Politico, May 15, 2018

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency
New York Times, April 20, 2018

A Civil Rights Activist Filed Thousands of Disability Complaints. Now the Education Department Is Trying to Shut Her Down
The 74, April 18, 2018

New civil rights rule triggers hundreds of dismissals
Politico, April 3, 2018

New Rules Let Ed Department Ignore Disability-Related Complaints
Disability Scoop, April 2, 2018


Study: Michigan special education is underfunded by $7ooM
WZZM13, November 23, 2017

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Marcie Lipsitt
Disability Scoop, September 8, 2017

One Activist Has Hundreds of Colleges Under the Gun to Fix their Websites
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 6, 2017

Spokane schools swept up in nationwide barrage of ADA website accessibility complaints
The Spokesman-Review, August 9, 2017

Feighan: Special ed ruling won’t enforce itself
The Detroit News, April 27, 2017

The Separate, Unequal Education Of Students With Special Needs
Disability Scoop, March 31, 2017


Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility
Education Week, August 2, 2016

Woman Fights For Accessible School Websites
The Disability Scoop, August 2, 2016

Advocates to rally for special education students
Detroit Free Press, October 5, 2016

Calley, lawmakers advocate for special education reforms
Detroit Free Press, October 5, 2016

Michigan woman fights for accessible websites in U.S. school districts
The Detroit Free Press, July 4, 2016

Disabled Kids in Utah schools and across the nation face digital gap
The Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview
User1st Ltd, July 13, 2016

Michigan woman fights for accessible websites in U.S. school districts
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, July 3, 2016

Michigan woman fights for accessible websites in U.S. school
Detroit Free Press, July 4, 2016

How Can Schools Do Better By Special Education Students?, June 29, 2016

DPS: No teacher paychecks, summer school after June 30
May 2, 2016


Calley pushes special education reforms
Detroit Free Press, February 9, 2015

Education department to make website more accessible
Detroit Free Press, July 13, 2015

New task force to target special education reform, October 16, 2015

Murder-suicide underlines strain of autism care
Detroit Free Press, June 17, 2015

Nation must help those with serious mental illness
Detroit Free Press, June 13, 2015

Contentious special education proposal halted
Detroit Free Press, February 25, 2015


Proposed changes to special education in Michigan worry parents
Michigan Radio, March 10, 2014

Advocates concerned with proposed changes to special education
WKAR, March 10, 2014

Voice your opinion on state of education in Michigan before it’s too late
Oakland Press, March 7, 2014

Act Now! Michigan Proposes to Gut Special Education Regulations, February 26, 2014

Action Alert: Say NO to MI Administrative Rule Changes
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Feb 24, 2014

Michigan Dept of Education to change rules for Special Ed students – Public comments due by March 13th
Eclectablog, Feb 17, 2014

Michigan Alliance for Special Education – Marcie Lynn Lipsitt
Kitchen Politics 123 Radio Show, Blog Talk Radio, Feb 12, 2014


New Report sheds light on the victims of sequestration, November 13, 2013

Sequester cuts by Congress have hit special education students in Michigan
Michigan Radio, September 30, 2013

Special Education Funding Hit Hard by Sequestration
Education News, September 11, 2013

Sequester hits special education like ‘a ton of bricks’
USA Today, September 10, 2013

Sequester hits special education like ‘a ton of bricks’
Huffington Post, September 10, 2013

Making Michigan Charters Obey the Law | Diane Ravitch’s blog
May 19, 2013


Marcie Lipsitt closing statement at IEP Rally for Special Education in public schools (YouTube)
August 31, 2012

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