May 11, 2012

Trial Commences in PA On Creative Federal Funding Claims

On May 7, 2012, a trial began in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on the claims of the Chester Upland […]
May 10, 2012

Iowa High Court Declines To Impose Academic Standards, But Leaves Open the Issue of Whether Education Is a Fundamental Interest

In a lengthy 163- page decision, the Iowa Supreme Court in late April dismissed plaintiffs’ claim that the state had a constitutional responsibility to establish educational […]
May 10, 2012

Missouri Court Invalidates Unfunded School Transfer Plan

After the St. Louis School District lost its state accreditation in 2007, a parent sought to take advantage of a state statute that allows parents of […]
May 10, 2012

Massachusetts Report Highlights Correlation Between Low-Income and Placement in Special Education

A strong link between student income and placement in special education, and specifically in self-contained special education settings was among the major findings of a report […]