Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

School districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, "appropriately ambitious" progress, the Supreme Court said Wednesday in an 8-0 ruling.
The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.

The case centered on a child with autism and attention deficit disorder whose parents removed him from public school in fifth grade. He went on to make better progress in a private school. His parents argued that the individualized education plan provided by the public school was inadequate, and they sued to compel the school district to pay his private school tuition.
The Supreme Court today sided with the family, overturning a lower court ruling in the school district's favor.

1 comment:

  1. Finally, the vague terminology has been tightened by the Supreme Court in an unanimous decision. No longer can MCPS simply report the child is "progressing" or "benefitting" to avoid providing more complex services. Now, the child is to be provided a meaningful education that is "appropriately ambitious."


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