ERIC Number: ED499038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
How NCLB Affects Students with Disabilities. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session (March, 29, 2007). Serial Number 108-54
US House of Representatives
On March 29, 2007, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing in Washington, D.C., entitled, "How NCLB Affects Students with Disabilities." Specifically, this hearing was held to determine how the No Child Left Behind Act helps, hurts, or keeps about the same, what has been done for children with disabilities. The Subcommittee heard recommendations on how to improve both special and general education programs, the need to prepare all teachers to work with all students, and how to improve No Child Left Behind to ensure that it accounts for the complexities that states, school districts, and schools must address in educating and assessing students with disabilities. Testifying before the Subcommittee were Hon. Charles W. Boustany, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State of Louisiana; Hon. Susan A. Davis, a Representative in Congress from the State of California; Hon. Luis G. Fortuno, a Resident Commissioner from the Territory of Puerto Rico; Alpidio Rolon, president, Puerto Rico chapter of the National Federation of the Blind; Maria Miranda, director of the technical assistance program, University of Puerto Rico; Hon. Phil Hare, a Representative in Congress from the State of Illinois; the Illinois Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); Hon. Dale E. Kildee, Chairman, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education; and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Witnesses were: Dr. Rebecca H. Cort, deputy commissioner, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), New York State Education Department; Dr. Michael L. Hardman, dean-designate, College of Education, University of Utah; William Henderson, Ed.D., principal, the O'Hearn Elementary School; Rachael Quenemoen, senior research fellow, National Center on Education Outcomes, University of Minnesota; and Jane Rhyne, Ph.D., assistant superintendent, Programs for Exceptional Children of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. NCLB Issue Briefs are also included with the prepared statement of Dr. Corts.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legislators, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Hearings, Educational Improvement, General Education, Special Education, Teacher Competencies, Equal Education, Special Education Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Graduation Requirements, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Intervention
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001