Special education will be front and center at the Supreme Court this week as justices weigh whether or not children must try public school before their parents can seek reimbursement for a private educational placement.

The court will hear Forest Grove School District v. T.A., a case out of Oregon centering on a high school student who attended public school for years, but was not diagnosed with a disability until his parents enrolled him in a private placement. The parents later sought reimbursement from the school district even though the boy had never been enrolled in special education within the school district.

The Supreme Court heard a similar case two years ago, but ended up evenly divided when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy recused himself, reports The Washington Post. To read more click here.

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