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Special Education Policy

  • Metropolitan Board of Public Education v. Guest
    Parents of a first-grader with autism challenged the district's proposal to change his placement from a regular kindergarten with supplementary aids and services to a special education classroom for two-thirds of the school day. An administrative law judge that Joel Guest be placed in the full inclusion program.
  • Poolaw v. Bishop
    In the first case, the Court rejected the parents' suggestions of inadequate supplementary aids and services for their child with a severe hearing impairment. As a result, the student could be placed in a school specializing in educating students with hearing impairments.