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March 19, 2015

The Charter School Lawsuit

Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss an impending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

March 18, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Districts Cannot Sue States in Special Education Disputes

Parents are able to appeal due-process decisions to a federal court, but districts have no such right when they have disputes with state departments of education, according to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 10, 2015

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.

December 16, 2014

When Should the Courts Intervene?

Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss the pursuit of educational policy changes through the courts.

December 08, 2014

Landmark Special Ed. Case Confirming 'Zero Reject' Rule Marks 25 Years

In Timothy W. v Rochester, the court confirmed that children with the most severe handicaps are entitled to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

November 12, 2014

Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Supporting Communications Needs of Students

Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.

November 03, 2014

Maryland Parents Seeking Legislation to Shift IEP 'Burden of Proof'

A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision placed the burden of proof in individualized education program disputes with the party that's bringing the complaint--usually the parents.

June 10, 2014

N. Kentucky Univ. Program Aims to Increase Rural Lawyers

A new placement program at Northern Kentucky University will aim to place law school graduates in rural areas.

April 21, 2014

Laws in 11 States Require Closure of Low-Performing Charters

The laws require authorizers to reject charter renewals if they do not meet certain benchmarks.

March 18, 2014

Report Card Ranks State Charter School Laws

The Center for Education Reform releases its latest rankings on charter school laws in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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