Thursday, December 8, 2016

Supreme Court Oral Argument Scheduled in Special Ed Case #SCOTUS #Rowley Standard

The United States Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am for the special education case Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch Dist, Case # 15-827. 

This case gets to the heart of special education law. Does FAPE require an IEP to be reasonably calculated to provide some educational benefit as the Supremes have previously said or does FAPE require an IEP that is designed to provide meaningful educational benefit. Or maybe the court will state that there is really no difference between the two standards. Remember that there are only eight justices as of now. If the decision is 4-4, it will have no precedential value.

You can read our previous posts about this case here, here, and here.  You can read the briefs of the parties and some of the briefs of amici at the case page on the SCOTUS blog

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