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US Supreme Court Establishes Standards for “Free Appropriate Public Education”

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District After no IDEA Supreme Court cases for decades until this year, it took the United States Supreme Court only seventy days from oral argument to issue a unanimous opinion authored by the Chief Justice in favor of the plaintiffs in the Endrew F. case. This comes hot on […]

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Procedural Rights under the IDEA: Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools

“I bet Napoleon regrets getting Fry’s with that!” For the first time in decades, the United States Supreme Court has heard not one but two cases under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Both of them were plaintiff victories. The second – Endrew F. – is more significant in that for the first time […]

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Landmark Case in Special Education Law? Endrew F. Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments in Endrew F. before the United States Supreme Court, January 11, 2017 Maybe a landmark case in Special Education Law? We shall see. As we reported in our “2016 Year in Review,” last month, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear on January 11, 2017 oral arguments in the Colorado case of […]

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Mark’s SuperLawyers Question

My partner Annette and I each get to answer one question of our choosing on the SuperLawyers website. (Yes, I know, its “Super Lawyers,” but I like writing it as one word anyway.) I’ve been on the SuperLawyers list since 2008 (thank you, SuperLawyers!), but this is the first time I’ve sat down to write […]

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Mark Worthington Named as 2013 Super Lawyer

Managing Partner of the Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC, Mark Worthington, was designated as a Super Lawyer for the sixth consecutive year! How does an attorney receive such an honor and what drives this continuing tradition of selecting Super Lawyers? According to  Cindy Larson, publisher of the Super Lawyers Magazine, “The selection process is […]

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