Supreme Court Ruling Hailed as Victory for Special Education

In 1995, Gilbert Freston, a 5-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was enrolled at New York City's private Stephen Gaynor School where he could receive an education specially tailored to his needs. His parents had decided the New York City Board of Education's proposal to place Gilbert in a city special education program was unsatisfactory. Citing the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, his parents sought reimbursement for the private tuition — $21,819 a...Full Story
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