Monthly Legal Update

May 2022 Legal Update

This month’s update identifies two recent court decisions that address various FAPE issues and remedies for students with dyslexia or behavioral disorders. Download the update and read more. Registration is open for the Lehigh Special Education Law Symposium, June 19-24 (virtual) and the Lehigh Section 504 Coordinators Institute, June 23-24 (virtual). More information at https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/spedlaw/

Monthly Legal Update

January 2021 Legal Update

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.

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July 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent federal appeals court decisions and are of general significance: (a) the application of Endrew F. and PRR, and (b) a surprising and puzzling wrinkle in tuition reimbursement jurisprudence. Click here to download the update and read more.

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November 2018 Legal Update

This month’s legal alert summarizes two new cases. First, Avaras v. Clarkstown Central School District (2018) addresses various current issues, including the possible child find-RTI connection. Second, Johnson v. Boston Public Schools (2018), illustrates the generally nondramatic impact of Endrew F. These various issues are further explained and updated in various articles listed in the “Publications”… Continue reading November 2018 Legal Update

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September 2018 Legal Update

This monthly legal alert addresses the significant rulings of two recent federal appeals court decisions— Krawietz v. Galveston Independent School District (2018), which reinforced the ad hoc nature of school district's ongoing obligation of “child find” under the IDEA, and L.H. v. Hamilton County Department of Education (2018), which provided a new twist on both least… Continue reading September 2018 Legal Update