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ERIC Number: EJ807916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Superintendent's Commentary: The Challenge for General Education Administrators in Supporting Students with Disabilities under No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act
White, Deborah
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v18 n2 p43-44 Oct 2005
The requirements of (NCLB) and the 2004 reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) emphasize higher standards and achievement of all students. Fundamental changes are being implemented in organizing for instruction, staffing, and differentiating instruction. Leaders recognize the wall must come down between general and special education to meet the higher standards for student learning and to reduce educational fragmentation. As leaders evaluate programs and develop plans to increase student achievement and to remove the barriers between general and special education, inclusive practices are being evaluated and implemented. Inclusion classes are used to meet the mandated higher standards and implement the research-based interventions of NCLB and IDEA. While inclusion is an effective method for meeting crucial educational needs of some students with disabilities, it presents challenges as teachers and leaders respond to the increasing range and diversity of students. In this commentary, the author focuses on the challenge for general education administrators in supporting students with disabilities under NCLB and IDEA.
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001