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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Meade, Whitney W.; O'Brien, Jason – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
In this case, a child with a spinal cord injury was denied access to an afterschool care program that her nondisabled siblings were allowed to attend because she did not meet "eligibility requirements." Specifically, the independent contractor who ran the program mandated that students be able to function in an environment with a student…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, After School Programs, Disabilities
National Council on Disability, 2018
This report is part of a five-report series on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that examines the history and current process of federal monitoring and enforcement of IDEA, the role of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and IDEA's options for resolving…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Cortiella, Candace; Boundy, Kathleen B. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Chronic absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason--excused, unexcused, suspension. Many states define chronic absenteeism as the number and percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of their school days in a year. The purpose of this Brief is to provide information about chronic…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Mead, Julie F.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Recent reports on discrimination in private schools have led some observers to decry the fact that private and charter schools receiving public tax dollars selectively exclude some populations from both employment and enrollment; others, however, note that in these and similar instances the schools have broken no laws. Both may be right. How can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Squires, Maureen E.; Countermine, Brad – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Throughout the United States, students with disabilities (SWD) are entering higher education in greater numbers than in the past; they also encounter barriers that negatively impact their college experience. This qualitative study explores the challenges of SWD at a public comprehensive college in the northeastern United States. Our research…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Barriers, College Environment
Tomasello, Jenna; Brand, Betsy – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2018
Despite advances in improving CCR for students with disabilities, a great deal of work is needed to help more students achieve their full potential. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) provides states with flexibility over the design of their educational systems and offers additional provisions to support CCR for all students, including…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Taylor, Zachary W. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Students with ADHD are less likely to graduate from college than their peers; this study examines the currency and readability of ADHD documentation guidelines of 335 randomly selected, four-year, public and non-profit private institutions in the United States. Findings reveal that ADHD documentation is current, yet composed at nearly a 17th-grade…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Students, Guidelines, Public Colleges
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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Blessing, Carol; Cebula, Ray; Golden, Thomas; Karhan, Adene; Malzer, Valerie; Podolec, Michelle; Van Looy, Sara – K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, 2018
Case management services under NYS PROMISE are provided by a robust and diverse network of case managers and family coaches. Case managers work predominantly with youth in the research demonstration sites, while family coaches work exclusively with the families of intervention group youth enrolled in NYS PROMISE through regional Parent Training…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Intervention, Delivery Systems, Special Education
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; van den Heuvel, Jill R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2017
This paper explores how to balance test security and accessibility on licensure, credentialing, and certification exams. It examines K-12 test security policies related to educational assessments across states to discover lessons learned about how to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities while minimizing test security risks. It…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Information Security, Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
National Council on Disability, 2017
Strong mental and behavioral health supports on campus can improve the academic performance of students and increase their resilience and ability to handle stress, with reduced suicide rates, substance abuse, and eating disorders, but this study reveals that students with mental health disabilities continue to face barriers to accessing counseling…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Campuses, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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