Related to: FAPE

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Issues Important IDEA and 504 Guidance Documents

Schools need not choose between keeping their school community safe and complying with the law, Department Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a letter accompanying newly released guidance documents from the U.S. Department of Education. Schools can both protect students’ rights and respond to safety concerns by providing behavioral supports and imposing discipline in a non-discriminatory…

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United States Supreme Court Decides That IDEA’s Exhaustion Requirement Does Not Apply When the Only Relief Sought is Money Damage

On March 21, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools. The case raised the question of whether a plaintiff is required to exhaust the administrative processes under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when the remedy a plaintiff seeks is not available under the IDEA. This…

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U.S. Supreme Court Changes Standard for Required Level of Educational Benefit for Students with Disabilities

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its much-anticipated decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School Dist. Re-1, No. 15-827, (March 22, 2017), modifying the longstanding standard for a free appropriate education (FAPE) for children with disabilities. In Endrew F., the Court revisited its previous decision in Board of Education v. Rowley,…

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