The case, which is about exhaustion of remedies under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, stems from a dispute about whether a service dog was allowed in school.
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June 29, 2016
June 03, 2016
The resolution to a years-old class action lawsuit will require the city to enroll at least 8.5 percent of its preschool-age population in special education, among other mandates.
May 31, 2016
The justices asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit about educational benefit, and in a separate case, the administration asked the Court to weigh a case involving an assistance dog.
April 22, 2016
Two years after an expert panel recommended the action, the FDA has proposed a complete ban on the use of aversive devices that deliver an electric shock to ward off aversive behaviors.
March 04, 2016
The California Department of Education will retain control of the student database, but plaintiffs in a case representing special education students will be able to request targeted searches of the information.
March 04, 2016
The Education Department says that states need tighter guidelines on how to assess districts for racial and ethnic bias in special education. But just how are states figuring out if minorities are being shunted inappropriately to special education classes?
February 24, 2016
The L.A. school district says it has made major efforts to improve special education; a lawsuit involving Smith, now a mother of four, got the ball rolling.
January 19, 2016
The case revolves around a Michigan student with cerebral palsy who was told she could not bring her service dog to school under the terms of her individualized education program.
January 08, 2016
An Ohio teacher's alleged actions, "albeit misguided," could be pedagogically justified, according to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati.
December 30, 2015
A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.