Update on Endrew F.

By Arshi Pal. Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Almost a year ago, in a seminal ruling, on March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States  held that school districts must provide an education “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”   The Court was clear that a school district does not provide a free appropriate public education if a student in special classes only makes slightly more than trivial progress.   The question remained after the ruling, how did the ruling effect Endrew? After the United States Supreme Court, on February 12, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, in a decision, dated February 12, 2018,  held in favor of Endrew F. and his parents and ruled that the Douglas County School District failed to provide appropriately ambitious IEPs to the student.  The case was remanded from the United States Court of Appeals…

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