Friday, April 29, 2005

No fees for lay advocates

The Third Circuit has held that a parent may not recover fees for the services of a lay advocate under IDEA. The Court also made clear that a parent must sign the papers submitted in federal court or face sanctions under Rule 11. The decision in L.L. v. Vineland Board of Education can be found here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Connecticut and Illinois are suing!

Connecticut and Illinois are suing the Federal Government over No Child Left Behind. See here and here. But at least one Illinois school district is not joining in. See here.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

To the Supremes Again?

Hamilton County (Tennessee) School officials said they are weighing whether to appeal an autism case they have been fighting since 1999 to the Supreme Court. For more information, click here.

Monday, April 04, 2005

That Washington Lawsuit

As the Washington Olympian says: "As 12 Washington school districts prepare to take the state to court over claims that lawmakers haven't adequately funded special education, some parents say the districts' lawsuit misrepresents the issue." Click here to find out more.