Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
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:
- Board of Education v. Rowley
- Alamo Heights Independent School District v. State Board of Education
- Kevin T. v. Elmhurst Community School District No. 205
- Daniel R.R. v. State Board of Education
- Roncker v. Walter
- Hendricks v. Gilhool
Support your summaries with a minimum of 3-5 scholarly resources.