On March 21, 2017, I went to the Texas capitol to testify against SB 3, the newest salvo in the GOP’s school choice crusade. For those who have never testified at a state hearing and want to know what to expect, I will write elsewhere about the process and my experience. 780 more words
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The current eight-member Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v Douglas County (Colorado) School District. The decision vacated the… 590 more words
On March 22 in Endrew F., the Supreme Court revisited and refined its interpretation in Rowley (1982) 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 indirectly serves as a reminder of the modern interpretation of the procedural side of this “centerpiece” of the IDEA.
This month’s update provides the highlights and practical implications of the following two major legal developments:
- 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. 41 more words