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New and Noteworthy

  • Proposals for Student Posters during DLD Reception at CEC Convention

    Attention doctoral students! The call for proposals for DLD's Poster Session during the Reception at the CEC Convention is here. Click here to check it out. Proposals are due by February 3, 2017. Don't miss this opportunity! It's a great chance to talk with influential others in the field about your work.

  • Endrew F., Supreme Court Case

    On January 11, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on what has the possibility of being the most important special education case in many years. The issue is:

    What is the level of educational benefit that school districts must confer on children with disabilities to provide them with the free appropriate public education guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

    Read the transcript of the oral arguments here.

    The Supreme Court ruled on appropriate education back in 1982 in the Rowley decision.

    Linked here are: (1) articles summarizing the case; (2) the statement from the parents; (3) the district response; (4) briefs in support from the NEA, AASA, and National Disability Rights organizations; and (5) the original decision by the court in Rowley.

    I’ll post the transcript to the oral arguments when they become available.

    David Bateman, Public Policy Chair

    Denver Post article

    EdWeek

    Disability Scoop

    Bloomberg

    Parents Petition to the Court

    District Response

    Amicus Brief from the National Education Association (NEA)

    Amicus Brief from American Association of School Administrators

    National Disability Rights Organizations

    Rowley Decision

  • From our Public Policy Chairperson

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services just released two very important documents:

    1) The rights of students with disabilities under IDEA and Section 504 in public charter schools <Dear Colleague Letter, Know Your Rights Factsheet>

    2) A resource guide for parents and educators to Section 504 in public elementary and secondary schools.

    <Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools>

    We will have more information about the upcoming Supreme Court case very shortly.


    David Bateman

  • Join Us at CEC

    Mark your calendars! CEC Convention in Boston--April 19-22. DLD will again have showcase sessions, student poster sessions, our Thursday night business meeting and reception, and other great events. Need help justifying the time, travel, or expense? CEC has just finished a Justification Toolkit for teachers and other professionals. You can find it here...