Many observers sensed the justices seemed willing to consider a higher standard for the benefit that must be conferred to a student under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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December 07, 2016
The high-profile case, involving a Colorado student with autism, focuses on the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide students with disabilities.
September 29, 2016
The Court plans to take up a case that centers on what benefit a "free, appropriate public education" must provide to a child covered under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.
August 23, 2016
The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
August 19, 2016
The Justice Department will take action against Georgia after eight months of fruitless negotiations over a state network of schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
August 12, 2016
States and districts that run virtual schools should ensure those schools follow mandates around such issues as testing and student identification, says a "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
June 29, 2016
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.
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.