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Jewish Custom Instruction Not Required Under IDEA (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a decision that the Individuals with Disabilities Act does not require a school system to instruct a disabled student in the customs and practice of his Orthodox Judaism as part of a “free appropriate public education” under the IDEA. The minor student was born in 2003 with Down Syndrome. He and his ...