October Legal Update

Here are my top three special education law items for this month:

  1. A new Second Circuit decision holds that eligibility under the IDEA does not necessarily mean eligibility under Section 504 and its sister statute, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  2. The Supreme Court agrees to decide two special education cases, with one (Endrew F.) being centrally significant.
  3. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the NCLB Act, introduced some major changes in relation to students with disabilities (e.g., elimination of the “highly qualified” teacher requirement).

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