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Tag Archives: IEP

IEP’s Must Align with State Academic Content Standards

Posted in Special Education
On November 16, 2015, the Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter providing guidance concerning the alignment of an individualized education program (IEP) with the state standards for academic grade-level content. The Department of Education stated that in adhering to federal laws requiring that all students within a state have the same academic content… Continue Reading

New Standard Proposed by EDNY for IEP’s of Bullied Special Needs Students

Posted in Special Education, Student Matters
In a decision issued July 24, 2014, Senior United States District Court Judge Jack Weinstein has authored an opinion proposing a new standard for evaluating whether the IEP of a special education student who has experienced bullying provides that student with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  In T.K. v. New York City Dept. of… Continue Reading

IEE’s, Residential Placement, Failure to Provide FAPE Addressed in Plainville Court Decision

Posted in Special Education
In a decision issued March 31, 2012, a United States District Court judge has rejected the appeal of the Plainville, Connecticut board of education from a hearing officer’s ruling mandating reimbursement for residential placement at the F.L. Chamberlain School in Massachusetts.  In Plainville Board of Education v. R.N. by Mrs. H., 112 LRP 16721 (D.… Continue Reading
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