April 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent relevant court decisions and are of general significance: (a) racial and ethnic disproportionality in discipline, and (b) eligibility of students with dyslexia under the IDEA classification of specific learning disabilities (SLD).

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January 2017 Legal Update

This month’s alert provides the following additions to your legal currency:

  • Court decisions specific to response to intervention (RTI) continue to be limited in number, legal weight, and implementation guidance. A recent decision from Connecticut is a partial exception.
  • My recent legal update specific to gifted students, published in the current issue of the Journal for Education of the Gifted (v. 39, pp. 315–337), partly overlaps with the law specific to students with disabilities.

Click to download January 2017’s legal alert (zirkel-legal-alert-january-2017).