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IDEA and FAPE

Read about Evans v. Board of Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/caselaw/case_Evans_Rhinebeck_FAPE.html) and apply your understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to analyze the case.

Write a 2- to 3-page (double-spaced) paper in which you:

Discuss the rights and the extent of the benefits that the student was entitled to receive.
Explain the major principles of IDEA.
Describe the role of the school district in supporting the major principles of IDEA.

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Hello and thank you for your question.

I have based my answers/ guidance based on the points that you have stated in your assignment help.

Before we begin, it is important to go over the key facts of the case:

- Frank's mother is taking legal action against Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education for failing to provide Frank with a "free appropriate public education".

- She also claims that "various procedural errors by the District in developing Frank's 1994-95 Individual Educational Program ("IEP") and also claims that Frank's 1994-95 IEP did not meet the substantive requirement that it be reasonably calculated to confer educational benefit"

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1) Discuss the rights and the extent of the benefits that the student was entitled to receive.

The student was entitled to receive all of that which is stated under FAPE, which, as defined in the case, is "free appropriate public education".
IDEA defines FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education within this Act which is "... education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living."

According to this legal term, all students who are classified with a learning disability would receive free education at the expense of the public school system ( without any cost to the children's parents), which is specifically tailored and appropriate to the student's individual needs and requirements, as stated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

According to Education.com, "The IEP specifies the child's unique educational needs, states present levels of performance, identifies measurable annual goals and short-term objectives, and describes the specific special education and related services that will be provided to help the child attain those goals and benefit from education"

Furthermore, according to the US Department of Education, an ...

Solution Summary

Read about Evans v. Board of Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/caselaw/case_Evans_Rhinebeck_FAPE.html) and apply your understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to analyze the case.

Discuss the rights and the extent of the benefits that the student was entitled to receive.
Explain the major principles of IDEA.
Describe the role of the school district in supporting the major principles of IDEA.

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