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Emerging Trends in Education Law provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on all the recent developments taking place on the nation's K-12 campuses and how they are impacting students, parents, practitioners, and their school district clients. Written by partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book guides the reader through the current trends in education law, including the latest guidance on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX. In the wake of Sandy Hook and other senseless on-campus tragedies, these education law experts examine legal and policy developments to enhance school security while protecting the rights of all students and staff. In the highly sensitive environment of special education, these industry leaders reflect on the challenges their district clients face in providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment and the role that lawyers will continue to play in this evolving area of law. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this dynamic field.