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August 08, 2008

Law Day

I don't want On Spec Ed to turn into a special education law blog, because many have staked out that ground quite well, as you can see by checking my blogroll. But I've happened to run across a handful of interesting law-related items: My colleague Mark Walsh wrote today about an appeals court ru...

July 30, 2008

The Ironclad IEP

Or is it? Special education law blogger Jim Gerl posted today about a September 2007 case decided in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that says that districts do not violate the IDEA unless they have "materially failed" to implement a student's individualized education program. (The ...

May 08, 2008

It's All Wright

It might be risky to draw attention to another special education blog, but I can't ignore the recent launch of Wrightslaw Blog. Wrightslaw has been a reliable source of information for me since I started covering special education four years ago, when I didn't know IDEA from FAPE. The perspective ...

April 09, 2008

Peering Into the Crystal Ball

Board Buzz, the blog of the National School Board Association, brings news of an upcoming audio conference titled "Special Education: What's On the Horizon?" The conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST April 16, and includes some well-known special education law experts, including Houston-...

February 04, 2008

The Burden of Proof

An article I wrote recently about New Jersey shifting the burden of proof in individualized education program hearings is generating a lot of thoughtful reader comments. The issue: When a school creates an IEP for a student and the provisions of the plan are disputed, who has to prove their case? ...

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