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The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision Clarifying the Standard of a Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District late last month, providing guidance on the level of educational benefit schools must provide to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (“IDEA”) (for background information on this case, please see our […]

Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Transgender Student Guidance

On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a letter withdrawing joint guidance previously issued by the Departments regarding transgender students in public schools.  Less than a year ago, the Departments, under the Obama Administration, issued a Dear Colleague Letter taking the position that Title IX’s prohibition on […]

Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Names David Hirt a Director

We are pleased to announce that David Hirt has been named a Director of the firm.  David, who will be chairing the firm’s litigation practice, has been representing school boards for over 17 years in many areas of education law.  He has extensive experience handling litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings such as […]