Feds ask Supreme Court not to take up special-education case

12/2/2011 | Education Week

Federal officials are recommending the Supreme Court refuse to hear an appeal by a California school district in a special-education dispute. The district is seeking to appeal a ruling that it provide compensatory tutoring for a student for whom it failed to identify or address learning disabilities, in violation of federal "child-find" requirements. "Whether or not parents are permitted to initiate due process procedures for violation of the child-find requirements, school districts already are subject to claims that their educational decisions fail to comply with the IDEA," the solicitor general wrote in a brief to the court.

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