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1-2 hour
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1/2-full day
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1-2 days
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BICA Training: 

Endrew v. Douglas County School District (2017).  Recommendations for IEP team members and implications for IEP development

Training Options

​Skill Areas:

Participants will learn:

  • Overview of the Supreme Court’s decision in in Rowley and Endrew
  • Five major takeaways from the decision
  • Recommendations on developing special education programs that meet the new Endrew standard.


Mitchell Yell, Ph.D. - Univ. of South Carolina, Fred and Francis Palmetto Chair in Teacher Education, Special Education

Target Audience

  • Special education administrators
  • Teachers
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 20171:00 pm -4:00 pmLittle Canada, MN

$35 (by Aug. 14)

$40 (Aug. 15-28)

$45 (walk-in - space permitting)

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or call 651-484-5510

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. This case, coming 35 years after the Supreme Court’s first special education decision in Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley (1982), addressed the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Specifically, the High Court answered the question of how much educational benefit public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities eligible for special education in order to confer a FAPE.  Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the unanimous Court, held that to meet its substantive obligation under the IDEA, a school must offer an individualized education program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances.  This presentation will (a) review the Supreme Court’s decision in in Rowley and Endrew, (b) discuss five major takeaways from the decision, and (c) offer recommendations to special education administrators and teachers on developing special education programs that meet the new Endrew standard.

Scheduled Workshops:

Interest Area

  • Education

Expertise Level

  • Professional

Age Level

  • Adult