ERIC Number: ED475864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
State and Local Level Special Education Programs That Work and Federal Barriers to Innovation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education Reform of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
This document presents the transcript of a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Education Reform about state and local level special education programs that work and federal barriers to innovation as part of efforts to reform the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Highlights of the testimony include: (1) progress in New York in increasing the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities and holding students and school systems accountable for academic achievement; (2) Florida's efforts to increase parental choice in the education of students with disabilities; and (3) efforts by individual school districts to improve academic achievement and reduce behavior problems and placements in alternative settings; and (4) the role of private school vouchers. Statements are included of Representative Michael Castle, Subcommittee Chairman; Representative Dale Kildee, Ranking Minority Member; Lawrence Gloecklerm, from the New York State Education Department; Diane McCaine, from the Florida Department of Education; Richard Schoonover, from the Bellevue, Nebraska, Public Schools; Sally Arthur, from Humble, Texas, School District; and Russell Skiba, from Indiana University and representing the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Appendices include written statements by presenters and additional documents provided for the record. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Educational Innovation, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Hearings, High School Graduates, Program Effectiveness, School Choice, School Districts, Special Education, State Programs
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act