On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court presented a ruling on current special education programs.

In the resulting case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court revisited its earlier definition of FAPE, and clarified that FAPE requires appropriate goal-setting, and progress, based on individual student “circumstances.”

As a special education professional in a school district, what does this mean to the future of current special education programs?  Does FAPE still retain the same meaning that it once did, prior to the Endrew F. ruling?  What does this mean for special education teachers and a school’s best practices?

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