This month has a special second alert for the Supreme Court's March 22, 2017 decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, which revisited and refined the Rowley (1982) interpretation of the substantive standard for IEPs. Click to read my immediate "take" on this centrally significant decision, which directly addresses one side of FAPE and… Continue reading March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.
This month’s update provides the highlights and practical implications of one major legal development, plus a customizable Section 504 eligibility form: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on Feb. 22, 2017 that demarcated the scope of the IDEA’s exhaustion provision, which concerns whether parents must complete the impartial hearing process before proceeding in court. In… Continue reading March 2017 Legal Update #1, including Sec. 504 Eligibility Form