« McCain on the Challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools | Main | Court: District Need Not Hire Teaching Applicant With 13 Felony Convictions »

Tuesday Roundup: IDEA Experts, Indiana Finance, and Nebraska Consolidations


It's been a little quiet on the school law front the last couple of days, but here are a few tidbits:

IDEA Expert Witnesses: Over at her On Special Education blog, my Education Week colleague Christina A. Samuels has this report on the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, a bill introduced in Congress that is designed to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Arlington Central School District v. Murphy. The bill would amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to allow the prevailing party in an IDEA suit to recover the costs of expert witnesses.

Indiana School Finance: Over at the Edjurist Accord, Justin Bathon reports on a ruling by an Indiana state appellate court that will permit a challenge to the state's funding system to go forward. The court's ruling is here.

Nebraska School Consolidation: What happens when a state passes a law requiring the consolidation of certain school districts, and a ballot initiative later passes that repeals the law, but not before a state committee carries out the first phase of the consolidations? As you might guess, litigation ensues. A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, in St. Louis, concludes that voters who challenged that first round of consolidations on various grounds don't have a case.


School law must be superior for the reason that it is first stair for a youngster and his job. In these days study is not good in school.
Addiction Recovery Indiana

Several recent legal developments could impact or already have significantly impacted the world of information technology. Those in charge of IT need to be aware of these developments so that they can assess potential risks and capitalize on new opportunities.

Nebraska Treatment Centers

Comments are now closed for this post.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments