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U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Districts Regarding Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act
In late December of 2016, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued information to school districts regarding how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against qualified students with disabilities in violation of Federal laws that prohibit disability discrimination, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section… Continue Reading

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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