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Tuesday, July 30 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The Four Faces of FAPE: The Latest Developments

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This session will enumerate and explain each of the successively evolving “faces,” or dimensions, of the core IDEA requirement for “free appropriate public education” (FAPE): (1) procedural, (2) substantive, (3) failure to implement, and (4) capable of implementing.  For each face, the presentation will provide the current legal status in the adjudicative analyses for denial of FAPE, along with illustrative case citations.  The presentation will also show the corresponding but different standards upon viewing these four claims via the lenses of the complaint investigation process and the local professional norms.

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Perry Zirkel

Professor Emeritus, Lehigh University
Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education, subsequently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term, and continues to co-direct the Lehigh Special Education Law... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Gateway Ballroom
  • Biography Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education, subsequently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term, and continues to co-direct the Lehigh Special Education Law Symposium. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Laws degree from Yale University. He has done presentations in every state in the U.S. He has written more than 1,550 publications on various aspects of school law, with an emphasis on legal issues in special education. He writes a regular column for Exceptionality journal, NAESP’s Principal magazine and NASP’s Communiqué newsletter, and he did so previously for Phi Delta Kappan and Teaching Exceptional Children. Past president of the Education Law Association and co-chair of the Pennsylvania special education appeals panel from 1990 to 2007, he is the author of the CEC monograph The Legal Meaning of Specific Learning Disability; the more recently published books, A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education and Student Teaching and the Law; and the two-volume reference Section 504, the ADA and the Schools, now in its fourth edition. In 2012, he received the Research into Practice Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Excellence in Research Award from AERA’s Division A (Administration, Organization & Leadership). In 2013, he received the University Council for Educational Administration’s Edwin Bridges award for significant contributions to the preparation and development of school leaders. In 2016, he received the Education Law Association’s Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, and in 2017 he received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Special Education Research Award.

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