Monthly Legal Update

June 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. A more detailed analysis is forthcoming in the following article, which will be posted on perryzirkel.com after publication later this month: Perry A. Zirkel, “The Supreme Court’s Decision in […]

Monthly Legal Update

May 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. A more detailed analysis is forthcoming in the following article, which will be posted on perryzirkel.com after publication later this month: Perry A. Zirkel, “The Supreme Court’s Decision in… Continue reading May 2017 Legal Update

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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.

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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

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December 2016 Legal Update

As the latest additions to your legal currency, this month's alert provides the principal findings of an empirical analysis of the case law concerning the procedural dimension of FAPE, as reported in the following new journal article: Perry A. Zirkel & Allyse Hetrick, (2016). Which procedural parts of the IEP process are most judicially vulnerable? Exceptional Children, 83… Continue reading December 2016 Legal Update

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November 2016 Legal Update

November 2016 - As the latest additions to your legal currency, this month's alert identifies these  two aspects of the IDEA’s central obligation of “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) that have emerged beyond the procedural and substantive dimensions of FAPE demarcated in Board of Education v. Rowley (1982). The first of these two relatively recent judicially recognized forms of… Continue reading November 2016 Legal Update