FAPE

Supreme Court to hear Endrew special education case

Wednesday, October 5, 2016The Supreme Court announced September 29 that it will review a case that could redefine the level of education that schools must legally provide to comply with federal special education law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, passed in 1975,…

DOJ uncovers extensive IDEA violations in Mississippi youth detention facility

Thursday, January 21, 2016The Department of Justice, in a letter issued to state officials January 12, slammed the state of Mississippi for failing to remedy a variety of federal special education law violations at a juvenile detention facility, first identified by the…

Agreement requires LA education agency to provide special education services in jails

Wednesday, September 30, 2015A federal court signed off September 14 on a comprehensive settlement with disability advocates and the Los Angeles County Office of Education to implement new safeguards to ensure inmates with disabilities receive special education services. “This settlement is a significant…

Education administrators call for Supreme Court review of special education decision

Tuesday, August 12, 2014A group of school administrators filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 28, urging review of a recent appellate court decision. They argue it will increase special education costs to school districts and incentivize…