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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 by Peter W.D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright (ISBN 978-1-892320-42-1, 125 pages, 8 1/2" x 11") is available as a searchable e-book (PDF) from Wrightslaw (immediate download). Coming soon as a printed bound book from Amazon.
2017 Cases of the Year
Cases of the Year are “must reads” for special education attorneys, advocates, and others who are interested in special education law.
M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union School District - the first Court of Appeals decision since the Supreme Court issued the decision in Endrew.
J.S. v. Houston County Bd. Ed. - violations of Section 504 and ADA may have the school board facing a civil Jury Trial.
Fry v. Napoleon - SCOTUS landmark "Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies" case.
Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. - SCOTUS unanimous pro-child decision related to the legal definition of FAPE.
If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 helps you stay up-to-date.
"Exceptions to the rule" cause the body of law to change and grow! Unique facts may compel judges to write a decision contrary to current case law. Read for yourself the facts in a case in Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017. Do not rely on the opinions and biases of others.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 will help you be in a stronger position to understand the evolution of special education legal issues. Get a clearer sense about unwritten factors affecting case decisions and learn how the law is evolving in your Circuit.
The search feature in Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 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 that includes the outcome and prevailing party.
Two new decisions in special education cases by the U.S. Supreme Court include full text of decisions, Syllabi prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader; Transcripts of Remarks by the Justices who wrote the decisions.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 is available as an immediate download. When you read about a case, you can click on a link that will take you to it. All hyperlinks are active.
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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.
Chapter 1. Legal Concepts and Education Laws, includes an overview of the legal terms, concepts, and statutes related to special education law.
Chapter 2. The Legal Process, describes the steps in resolving a special education dispute - from the initial request for a due process hearing through appeals to the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chapter 3. Finding Cases with "Google Scholar", is a tutorial on how to use Google Scholar and have Alerts sent to you when relevant cases are published.
Chapter 5. Summaries of Decisions in 2017, in a comprehensive description of the Court of Appeals cases, using text from the decisions. We keep our interpretations of the rulings to a minimum and instead provide direct quotes from the Court's opinion.
Chapter 6. Supreme Court Decisions in 2017
Fry v. Napoleon, 15-497 (February 22, 2017)
Endrew F. v. Douglas, 15-827 (March 22, 2017)
Complete Table of Contents (PDF)
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, Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017, 2016, 2015.
What's happening in Special Education Law?
Make sure your library is complete with the yearly Special Education Legal Developments and Cases that highlights the annual caselaw review from Wrightslaw and includes all guidance and policy memos issued from the Department of Education and Department of Justice. Stay aware of the yearly trends and emerging issues in special ed law. Complete your collection with the yearly wrap up and review.