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Wrightslaw: Special Education
Legal Developments and Cases 2015
by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq. & Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 by Peter W.D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright (ISBN 13: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages, 8 1/2" x 11") is available as a searchable PDF from Wrightslaw (immediate download) and as a print book from Amazon.com (free Amazon Prime shipping).
This unique book includes:
- Verdicts in jury trials and multi-million dollar settlements in teacher abuse cases
- All decisions in IDEA cases by Courts of Appeals between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015
- All "Dear Colleague" Policy and Guidance letters published by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilition Services (OSERS) in 2015
- Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the Department of Justice
- Background and pleadings in a discrimination case about a child who needed her service dog at school that may be decided by the Supreme Court this year
- Tutorial on how to use Google Scholar as a powerful legal research tool
- Emerging issues and trends in special education law and how the law is evolving
If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 helps you stay up-to-date.
The search feature in Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 makes it easy to find relevant information on issues and in cases.
A Table of Decisions includes the date, court, synopsis of legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in the cases. Each case in the Table of Decisions is linked to a summary of the case where the Court's words are used to describe the issues in the case and the Court's rulings. Each case also includes a link to the full text of the decision as published in Google Scholar.
Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 is available as an immediate download. When you read about a case or a Policy or Guidance letter from the Department of Education or Department of Justice, you can click on a link that will take you to it. All hyperlinks are active.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Legal Concepts and Education Law. Legal terms and concepts; an overview of the federal laws that that govern the education of children with disabilities; judicial interpretations; factors that cause law to evolve and change.
Chapter 2. Legal News and Developments. Jury trials and verdicts on monetary damages; multi-million dollar settlements in teacher abuse cases; settlements in cases by the U.S. Department of Justice; "Dear Colleague" Guidance and Policy letters from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in 2015.
Chapter 3. Decisions in IDEA Cases by Courts of Appeals in 2015. A Table of Decisions includes the date, court, judge (if known), synopsis of the legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in each case. Each case in the Table of Decisions is linked to a detailed summary of the case and includes a link to the full text of the decision.
Chapter 4. Legal Research and Tutorial on Google Scholar. Google Scholar, a powerful legal research tool, is an accessible search engine that indexes the full text of federal and state legal decisions. Learn how to use Google Scholar and have Alerts sent to you when relevant cases are published.
Complete Table of Contents (PDF)
About the Authors
Pete and Pam Wright are authors of several best-selling books, including Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.
The Wrights were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William & Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and helped the Law School create the PELE Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).