education law

ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law, signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush, that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This law is part of labor law and more...

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the “Separate but Equal” doctrine and outlawed the ongoing segregation in schools. The court ruled that laws mandating and enforcing...

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), and religion in employment, education, and access to public facilities and public accommodations...

Education

Education law: An Overview

One government function is education, which is administered through the public school system by the Department of Education. The states, however, have primary responsibility for the maintenance and operation of public schools...

FAPE

FAPE stands for free appropriate public education which is a right provided by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. FAPE requires public schools to take reasonable steps to provide for students with physical and mental...

Free Appropriate Public Education

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is a requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which guarantees special education rights for children with disabilities. According to Understood, disabilities can include both...

Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)

Grutter v Bollinger is a U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that a law school could consider race when making admissions decisions. The Court found that the law school had an interest in pursuing the educational benefits that...

Individualized Education Program

The process provided under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to evaluate the educational needs of and develop an academic plan for students with disabilities. It refers both to 1) the meetings where the school district determines...

least restrictive environment

The lease restrictive environment (LRE) is part of the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA). Under § 1412 (a)(5) of U.S. Code Title 20, children with disabilities should be educated in general classes to the “maximum extent appropriate...

LRE

See: Least Restrictive Environment

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