ERIC Number: EJ722325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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IDEA 2004: Another Round in the Reauthorization Process
Smith, Tom E. C.
Remedial & Special Education, v26 n6 p314-319 Nov-Dec 2005
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was recently reauthorized as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. Several significant changes were made in the most recent reauthorization. These included requirements for "highly qualified" special education teachers; a track that will result in full funding; changes in the composition of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and committee involvement in the IEP process; transition from school to postschool; identification procedures for students with learning disabilities (LD); due process hearings; expulsion and suspension of students with disabilities; and a host of other, less significant changes. Although on the surface some of these changes appear to be major, the primary purpose of IDEA--providing a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities--remains intact.
Descriptors: Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Educational Finance, Learning Disabilities, Suspension, Expulsion, Student Behavior, Public Education, Civil Rights
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act