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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 […]
May 10, 2012

NY Governor Establishes Education Reform Commission

New York Governor Cuomo Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order on April 30 creating the New York Education Reform Commission. The commission includes state and national […]