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U.S. Supreme Court
June 27, 2018
Why the Janus Supreme Court case won’t have much impact in Tennessee
The decision from the nation’s highest court has devastating implications for large unions in the 23 states that have allowed such fees; Tennessee is not among them.
June 20, 2018
Douglas County district pays $1.3 million to settle landmark special education case
Colorado's Douglas County School District has paid $1.32 million to settle a long-running special education case that led to a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
March 12, 2018
Detroit students filed a lawsuit seeking the right to an equal education — 18 months later, they’re still in legal limbo
The case sits in legal limbo.
February 13, 2018
Judge: Douglas County schools must pay private school tuition for student at center of special education lawsuit
Endrew F.'s parents had sought reimbursement from the Douglas County School District for their son’s education at a private school for students with autism.
November 15, 2017
Inside one Colorado family’s long legal journey to affirm their son’s right to a meaningful education
A Colorado couple brought their son's special education case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.
September 18, 2017
The rise of tax credits: How Arizona created an alternative to school vouchers — and why they’re spreading
With its adoption of a tax credit scholarship program, Illinois became the 18th state to endorse an innocuously named policy that critics have described as a “backdoor voucher.”
August 28, 2017
When school districts resegregate, more black and Hispanic students drop out
After courts lift school desegregation orders, students of color are more likely to drop out —the latest signal that school segregation harms black and Hispanic kids.
SCOTUS on IDEA
March 22, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court, in landmark decision, strengthens rights for students with disabilities
Students with learning disabilities are due “appropriately ambitious” education plans that ensure they will advance through public schools similarly to other students.
a 'meaningful' education?
January 11, 2017
How a Colorado court case could change how public schools everywhere serve students with special needs
The case originated with a complaint by the family of a Douglas County child with autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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