Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Case Q&A
OSERS released a question and answer (Q&A) document addressing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, which clarified the scope of the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Court held that "to meet its substantive obligation under the IDEA, a school must offer [a child] an [individualized education program] IEP reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances." This Q&A document provides an overview of the facts and issue in the case, a discussion of the IDEA FAPE requirements and includes questions addressing implementation considerations.
The Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is interested in receiving comments from families, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders to assist us in identifying implementation questions and best practices that may inform future guidance on this decision. If you are interested in commenting on this document or have additional questions, please send them to OSERS by email at EndrewF@ed.gov.
New IDEA Website Released
The Office of Special Education Programs has launched its new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website.
New IDEA Website Features:
- Improved site navigation and design
- Expanded search options
- Expanded content
- Audience specific-information
- Enhanced accessibility
- Streamlined resources