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Wrightslaw: Special Education
Legal Developments and Cases 2016
by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq. & Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 by Peter W.D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright (ISBN 978-1-892320-40-7, 120 pages, 8 1/2" x 11") is available as a searchable e-book (PDF) from Wrightslaw (immediate download) and as a printed bound book from Amazon.
This unique book includes:
- All decisions in IDEA cases by Courts of Appeals in 2016
- Four 2016 Cases of the Year and what made these cases unique
- Two new special ed decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court that will lead to major changes in how the IDEA is implemented
- Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the U. S. Dept. of Justice
- School abuse cases brought by the ACLU
- Denied! The inside story about how employees in one state created a secret cap on the number of children with disabilities could receive special education services.
- All guidance letters, memos and publications published by the Dept of Ed. in 2016 on diverse topics including:
- Section 504 and Students with ADHD
- Discrimination against students with disabilities
- Requirements for providing behavioral supports in IEPs
- Rights of children with disabilities in public charter school
- Restraint and seclusion
If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 helps you stay up-to-date.
The search feature in Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 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.
Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 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 Laws. Introduces legal terms and concepts. You learn about statutes, regulations, case law, judicial interpretations, and factors that cause law to evolve and change. This chapter includes an overview of the federal laws that govern the education of children with disabilities.
Chapter 2. Special Education Legal News and Developments. Special education legal news and developments. This chapter includes actions taken by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and guidance from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the form of “Dear Colleague” letters and memos. Also includes updates on lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in school abuse cases and the newspaper series Denied. We included four exemplary cases selected as 2016 Cases of the Year. Learn what makes these cases unique and earned them the disctinction of Case of the Year.
You will also find a discussion in depth of the two Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) cases: Fry v. Napoleon (6th Circuit) and Endrew F. v. Douglas School District RE-1 (10th Circuit). Decision in both cases were issued in early 2017.
Chapter 3. Decisions in IDEA Cases by Courts of Appeals in 2016. 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 that includes the outcome and prevailing party. Also included for your convenience, is a Table of Decisions in alphabetical order, linked to the case summary.
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)
Complete Index (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, Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017, 2016, 2015.
The Wrights served as 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).
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.
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