Nos. 09-2741, 09-3274.

668 F.3d 481 (2012)

JAMIE S., on her own behalf and on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 3, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick (argued), Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin , Madison, WI, Monica M. Murphy (argued), Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin , Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

Michael Aldana (argued), Attorney, Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

Ronald K. Lospennato , Attorney, Advocacy Center, New Orleans, LA, Bruce A. Olsen , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, William S. Koski , Mills Legal Clinis, Stanford, CA, for Amici Curiae in No. 09-2741.

John W. Borkowski , Attorney, Hogan Lovells, South Bend, IN, for Amici Curiae in No. 09-3274.

Before FLAUM, ROVNER, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

SYKES, Circuit Judge.

We are asked in these consolidated appeals to review multiple procedural and substantive orders in a long-running class-action lawsuit seeking structural reform of special education in the Milwaukee public school district. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (the "IDEA" or "the Act"), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq., the States receive federal funding for the education of...


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