Amy E. Slater

Supreme Court gives transgender student a win in bathroom case

Virginia school board cannot challenge lower court's ruling district violated Title IX by requiring Gavin Grimm to use a separate bathroom in the nurse's office.

Supreme Court update: Oregon parents fail in challenging transgender student policies

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case, which argued that allowing transgender students to use whichever restroom or locker room matches their gender identity violates the constitutional rights of children whose identity corresponds with their birth sex.

45 years of IDEA milestones

Our infographic highlights some of the notable changes and court decisions between 1975, when it first became federal law that states receive funding to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities, and 2017.

Fed. judge dismisses suit alleging nationwide denial of FAPE during pandemic

The class action accused every state and local educational agency in the country of denying FAPE to students with disabilities during the extended school closures.

Shorter school day not a solution to bus transportation challenges

While staggered arrival and departure times for students with disabilities might be acceptable in the return to school this fall, administrators must be aware that such an arrangement could affect a student's right to FAPE.

5 virus-related terms to know before heading back to school

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't just changed how schools operate, but has also required educators to expand their vocabulary. Brush up on five terms that will come up in conversations with colleagues or during IEP meetings.

Decision striking Wisconsin’s ‘Safer at Home’ order won’t affect school closures

A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that overturned most provisions in the “Safer at Home” order issued by the state's Department of Health Services in April 2020 will not require students to return to the classroom just yet.

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