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Amy E. Slater, Esq., covers special education legal issues for LRP Publications.
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.
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.
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.
Current suits and resolved cases revolving around pandemic-related school closures.
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.
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.
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.