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New in Round blue button Endrew Decision Creates Important New Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (9/2017) 

The Bazelon Center’s paper describes how Endrew rejects the “bigotry of low expectations.”   With needed supports, the Supreme Court observed, most children with disabilities are capable of meeting grade-level academic expectations.  Endrew requires schools to provide these students special education designed to enable them to become academically proficient and to advance from grade to grade.  For the small group of students with significant cognitive disabilities who cannot meet grade level standards, Endrew requires schools to provide special education that enables them to meet challenging and "appropriately ambitious” goals.  For these students, progress may be measured against “alternate academic achievement standards” designed to promote further education, work, and independence.  The Center is interested in hearing about your experiences in securing appropriate special education for students post-Endrew and in collaborating to advance implementation of Endrew.

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COPAA Webinar: Practical Applications and Methods for Using the Endrew F. USSC Decision in IEP Negotiations and Litigation (4/2017)

COPAA held a webinar, open to all members, to hear from attorneys and advocates about the application of the United States Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.A panel discussion with COPAA members Alexis Casillas, David Jefferson,Judith Gran, Catherine Merino Reisman, Barbara Ransom, and Ellen Saideman; moderated by Selene Almazan. Register to hear experienced members discuss the effects of the decision on students and families and share practice application and methods to utilize the USSC decision in IEP meetings and litigation.

 

Click here to view the Recorded Webinar (90 minutes)

Click here for Printable PDF of Webinar Slides

M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union High Sch. Dist. (9th Cir. 2017) 
(Case referred to in webinar)

Click here fore COPAA Brief - Endrew F.

Click here to read unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. (03/22/17)

 

 

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