The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that all students with disabilities receive a FAPE in the LRE. The decisions regarding these two components of the law are to be made based solely on the unique needs of each individual student. Teachers will be a part of this decision making process and must adhere to the requirements of IDEA.

In 750-1,000 word essay, summarize what FAPE and LRE are and how they are related . Within your essay, describe and evaluate the ramifications on public policy, on students/families, or on LEAs/schools/teachers of one FAPE court case and one LRE court case.

Choose cases from the lists below:

FAPE Cases

Board of Education v. Rowley
Alamo Heights Independent School District v. State Board of Education
Kevin T. v. Elmhurst Community School District No. 205

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