ERIC Number: ED380946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Youth with Disabilities and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994.
Policy Update, Sum 1994
This policy update presents key aspects of the statutory language of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-239), which provides states and localities with federal funds to be used as venture capital to underwrite the initial costs of planning and establishing statewide School-to-Work Opportunities systems. The paper focuses on: (1) purpose of the Act; (2) program components, including general program requirements such as equal access and participation of youth with disabilities, followed by descriptions of the school-based learning component, the work-based learning component, and the connecting activities component; (3) school-to-work opportunities development and implementation grants to states; (4) grants to local partnerships; and (5) strategies for ensuring participation of youth with disabilities. Potential implications for youth with disabilities are described. The paper also analyzes the relationship between the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 and the transition service requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Public Policy, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, Student Participation, Transitional Programs
National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994