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New IDEA Regulations Seek to Address Disproportionality on the Basis of Race and Ethnicity in Students with Disabilities

Posted in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The United States Department of Education announced a new final regulation under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).   The final regulations establish one standard States must use in determining (and seeking to eradicate) significant disproportionality based on race or ethnicity within its districts. The goal of the Department of Education… Continue Reading

Circuit Split Over FAPE Standard Poised for Resolution

Posted in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Starting on January 11, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, an appeal from the Tenth Circuit in which the Court is tasked with determining whether school districts must provide students with disabilities an “educational benefit” that is “more than de minimis” in order to satisfy the… Continue Reading
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