The United States Supreme Court issued a decision today on the special education case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, holding that the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals applied the wrong standard in assessing whether the school district provided the child with a free appropriate public education as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Court vacated the lower court’s decision and remanded the matter back to the lower court to determine whether the school district offered an IEP “reasonably calculated to enable [the] child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”

Caplan and Earnest attorneys are reviewing the decision and will schedule a special education roundtable to discuss the decision and what it may mean for special education practice.