A recent report by the Congressional Research Service provides a good summary of the major caselaw under IDEA since the 2004 reauthorization. I found this report through the excellent NSBA Legal Clips service, and there appears to be some controversy as to whether reports by the Congressional Research Service should be available to the public. But such issues are too big for us here.
• What amount of educational progress is required to meet FAPE standards?
• What educational benefits are required to be put in an individualized education
• What use of seclusion and restraints is allowed (if any) under IDEA?
• Are all settlement agreements enforceable in federal court or only those reached through dispute resolution or mediation?
• Is information disclosed in a resolution session confidential?
• What are the rights of a noncustodial parent of a child with a disability?
• Does the Supreme Court’s decision in Schaffer v. Weast correctly allocate the
burden of proof in IDEA cases?
• Are compensatory educational services required for the same amount of time that
the appropriate services were withheld?
• Does the Supreme Court’s decision in Arlington Central School District v. Murphy correctly deny reimbursement for expert witness fees?
• Does there need to be more detailed guidance on systemic compliance