Client Memos

We would like to share with you some developments in the case law regarding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Pursuant to the IDEA, schools must provide students with disabilities with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). As seen by a...

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “Act”). In addition to extending various income tax provisions, the Act makes important changes to federal estate, generation-skipping transfer and gift taxes. ...

The Board of Regents has amended several Commissioner of Education Regulations relating to the provision of special education services. The amendments, which take effect on December 8, 2010, are aimed at providing mandate relief and more flexibility for Committees on Special Education (CSE) and Committees...

We are writing to make you aware of recently enacted legislation, the Dignity for All Students Act (“DASA” or the “Act”), which bans harassment and discrimination against students in public schools and directs that school districts take certain measures to create a safe and civil...