This month’s update identifies recent court decisions of general significance, specifically addressing (a) FAPE via another case in the direct line after Endrew F., and (b) employee rights emanating from the special education context, here via the case of a terminated teacher during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Download the update and read more.
March 2018 Legal Update
This month's legal alert focuses on two recent cases with costly consequences, one arising from a student’s concussion (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District v. Mr. and Mrs. W. (2018)), and the other, the failure to have the IEP ready at the start of the school year (School District of Philadelphia v. Kirsch (2018)). Click here to… Continue reading March 2018 Legal Update
March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.
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.
February 2017 Legal Update
This month’s alert provides the following additions to your legal currency: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses CT, NY, and VT and which is the most active federal appeals court under the IDEA, recently issued a significant decision that largely pierces or erodes the methodology barrier. The Supreme Court has held oral arguments… Continue reading February 2017 Legal Update