The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous opinion in the case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruling in favor of the parents of a Colorado student with autism who indicated that the district did not meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) thereby, denying him a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. who wrote the opinion said, “when all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all.” For more detailed coverage of the case see CEC’s Policy Insider.
The oral argument audio and transcripts for the Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District Supreme Court Case are now available. In addition, the opinion analysis: Court’s decision rejecting low bar for students with disabilities, under the spotlight is available on the SCOTUSBLOG.
Attend the CEC Pre-Convention Workshop, A New President and Congress: Implications for Federal Education Policy!, Wednesday April 19, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at CEC Convention in Boston, Massachusetts to learn more about the Supreme Court Case.