(Providence, RI) -- A federal appeals court is ruling on an education matter in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the state board of education must provide free education to students with disabilities until they reach the age of 22. The plaintiffs who brought on the case argued Rhode Island was failing to provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students as required by federal law, in contrast to non-disabled students. A spokesperson for the state education department told the Journal the ruling was just received on Monday and that officials are in the process of reviewing it.
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