Special Education Laws

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
    Segregation of students by race was declared unconstitutionalm which led to all students given an equal educatinal experience regardless of disabilities.
  • Mills v. Board of Education of he District of Columbia

    Mills v. Board of Education of he District of Columbia
    All children had the right to education. Children with exceptionalities established a constitutional right to public education, getting their needs met, which included specialized instruction, regardless of their functional level.
  • Larry P. v. Riles

    Larry P. v. Riles
    African American students could not be placed in classes for children with intellectual disabilities due to race.
  • Lau v. Nichols

    Lau v. Nichols
    Required schools to offer special language programs to English learners in order to confer equal educational opportunity.
  • Oberti v. Board of Education of the Borough of Clementon School District

    Oberti v. Board of Education of the Borough of Clementon School District
    Students with disabilities could be placed in a general education classroom with suplementary aids and services.
  • Agostini v. Felton

    Agostini v. Felton
    Special Educators were able to provide services to students in Parochial schools.
  • Schaffer v. Weast

    Schaffer v. Weast
    School must provide reasoning for a student to have an IEP.
  • Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy

    Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy
    U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parents are not entitled to reimbursement for the cost of experts.
  • Winkelman v. Parma City School District

    Winkelman v. Parma City School District
    IDEA conveys enforceable rights to parents as well as their children.
  • Forest Grove School District v. T.A.

    Forest Grove School District v. T.A.
    The Supreme Court found that IDEA authorizes reimbursement for private special ed services when a public school fails to provide a free appropriate education, and the private school placement is appropriate, regardless of whether the student previously recieved special education services from the public school.