Category «Special Education»

What Level of Education Does the IDEA Require?

This is a question that plagues parents and teachers of special education students almost daily. And though the U.S. Supreme Court has remained silent on the issue since 1982, it looks as if it won’t remain silent for much longer. Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, in …

NSBA Wants Clarification from OCR

I wrote here¬†several months ago¬†about the somewhat controversial guidance released from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in January of this year regarding what public school districts must do in order to accommodate students with disabilities under Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act. I wrote that some had expressed concern about the guidance, …

Some Skeptical of New Special Ed Guidance from OCR

The USDOE’s Office of Civil Rights released new guidance last month regarding how school districts must accommodate students with disabilities who wish to participate in extracurricular activities. The USDOE has assured that it only attempted to clarify the current obligations of schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires recipients of …