Covid-19 and Special Education

Mitchell L. Yell, Ph.D. The Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented effect on education.  With schools being out of session until probably the 2020-2021 academic year, administrators and teachers are having to determine how best to educate students when they cannot attend school.  This can present unique issues if a […]

U.S. Department of Education issues Question & Answer document on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Endrew

On December 7, 2017, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education issued a question and answer document on the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in Endrew v. Douglas County School District (2017).  The question and answer document can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-endrewcase-12-07-2017.pdf The intent […]

T.K. and S.K. on behalf of L.K. v. New York City Department of Education (2016)

In this post I will address a decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: T.K. and S.K. on behalf of L.K. v. New York City Department of Education (http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-3078/14-3078-2016-01-20.html). The highest court that has yet addressed bullying of a student with disabilities, heard this case. […]