Mission: Inform Ohioans of effective steps to secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout the State.

The trial court in DeRolph has laid the groundwork for the most significant expansion of educational opportunity in the history of U.S. public schools

IDEA, FAPE, and Equal Protection: A Guide for School Board Members

The Conclusions of Law in the trial court of the DeRolph case have significantly expanded educational opportunity for all Ohio public school students by applying equal protection to the entitlements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEA places many requirements on school districts which receive federal money to subsidize education of students with disabilities. The ones relevant to the following discussion are: A free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) which confers meaningful educational benefit in the least restrictive environment. Here's what the words mean: