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Disability Based Bullying: Using T.K v. NYC Dept. of Education as a tool to understand a school’s liability

This article is the first in a three part series about school based bullying. In this article, we will be discussing legal actions a parent can take under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), using a state’s special education du...
by EdLaw Soup on Jan 5, 2012

When a failure to provide peer reviewed special education services turns into a failure to provide a free and appropriate education (FAPE)

A school has a legal duty to provide special education programming that has been peer reviewed, but a school is also free to choose the teaching methodology it uses. This means parents have a right to expect that what the school is proposing is an e...
by EdLaw Soup on Oct 10, 2011

The road to Hellgate is paved with good intentions…

In the name of using educational due process cases as a tool for school improvement by case study, I am going to Monday morning quarterback N.B.v. Hellgate Elementary School Dist., ex rel. Bd. of Directors,  541 F.3d 1202 (9th Cir. 2008).&n...
by EdLaw Soup on Feb 26, 2011

What Works? No longer an open-ended question thanks to the What Works Clearinghouse

This article may be especially helpful for parents as well as educators who have a voice in school curriculum decisions.  Setting the context:  There are literally thousands of very expensive educational curriculums that are marketed to sch...
by EdLaw Soup on Feb 20, 2011

What’s new at What Works Clearinghouse (WWCH)?

A few things, thanks to our friends at WWCH.  Sadly, this might be bad news for Houghton Mifflin Publishers, marketers of Saxon Math (high school editions).  For this product, WWCH found eight studies purporting to measure Saxon’s eff...
by EdLaw Soup on Feb 20, 2011

Easy IEP Help News on November 11, 2010

Full Inclusion – Today's Public School Classroom November 11, 2010- “Collaboration helps to ensure children with learning disabilities get a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction, in a regular cla...
by Easy IEP Help on Nov 11, 2010

Easy IEP Help News on October 11, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $100 Million to Improve *…* October 11, 2010- What do you know – all of the education funding HASN’T dried up. Here’s a list of some schools across the country that have recently rece...
by Easy IEP Help on Oct 11, 2010

Waiting For Superman Documentary

Waiting For Superman is a documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim that opens in New York and Los Angeles on September 24, 2010 and nationwide in October. The film is a personal exploration of the current state of public education in America. The we...
by Easy IEP Help on Sep 13, 2010

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law in the United States that governs how states and public agencies provide special education services to children with learning disabilities. It addresses the educational needs...
by Easy IEP Help on May 29, 2010

Could an IEP be What Your Child Needs?

As a parent of a special needs child, one often does not know where to begin. It all can depend on how old the child is when he or she is diagnosed. If a child is age 3 or older, one of the first things a parent should do is to request his or her [..
by Empowering Parents on Nov 20, 2009


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