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Osborne, Allan G., Jr.; Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2011
In most school systems in the United States, interscholastic sporting events and other extracurricular activities help bring people together while enhancing opportunities for students to become integral parts of their communities. Because of the important role that extracurricular activities, especially sports, play in the lives of students,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Extramural Athletics, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs
Cossler, Christine T. – School Business Affairs, 2011
The odds that a school district might be asked to allow a service dog or miniature horse into one of its facilities have increased tremendously in light of new legislative changes. With those changes comes a host of fresh challenges for school administrators and policy makers--not the least of which are complex disability discrimination laws and…
Descriptors: Animals, Disability Discrimination, Disabilities, Guidance
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Standardized tests are often required to gain admission into postsecondary schools or to obtain professional certifications. Federal disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require entities that administer these tests to provide accommodations, such as extended time or changes in test format, to students with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Student Rights, Law Enforcement, Compliance (Legal)
Perdue, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) students' education. TRC is a vocational rehabilitation training school in Middle Tennessee for individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Tennessee that are seeking employment after graduating from their training. In Tennessee,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Rehabilitation Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities
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Drame, Elizabeth R. – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
Over the past 10 years increasing numbers of charter schools have been considered a viable option for many students seeking to obtain a quality education. Public charter schools and their administrators and teachers are obligated to follow the principles enshrined in federal mandates, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Content Analysis
Lin, Margaret – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
This Issue Brief, an update of "Authorizing Virtual Charter Schools: Rules of the Road on the Digital Highway" by Gregg Vanourek, is part of NACSA's Cyber series, which addresses issues in policy and practice that concern authorizing online schools and blended learning. It aims to improve authorizer understanding and oversight of online…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities, 2011
This report from the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities provides Congress with vital recommendations for improving the ability of postsecondary students with disabilities to obtain accessible instructional materials in a timely and cost-effective manner. Over…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Cassner, Mary; Maxey-Harris, Charlene; Anaya, Toni – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
This research is based on the Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy, which was approved by the American Library Association in 2001. The policy identified focus areas for libraries including library services, facilities, collections, and assistive technology. Library websites frequently convey this information to users. Our study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Libraries, Professional Associations, Educational Technology
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Severance, Theresa A.; Starr, Pamela J. – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Internships and other forms of experiential learning are a valuable learning opportunity and resource for many students and perhaps even more so for those with special needs. Outside of the classroom, however, assisting students with special needs may present faculty with new questions and challenges as they navigate the transition to a community…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Special Needs Students, Internship Programs
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Librarians and libraries have long been committed to providing equitable access to information. In the past decade and a half, the growth of the Internet and the rapid increase in the number of online library resources and tools have added a new dimension to this core duty of the profession: ensuring accessibility of online resources to users with…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Internet
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Heyward, Salome – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
For legal issues in the field of disability compliance, this is an exciting time in postsecondary education. The twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signals a reawakening of the commitment to provide equal access to individuals with disabilities. This chapter explores three of the compliance issues that will be of…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Federal Government, Government Role
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and its amendments have been in existence for a little more than twenty years. Title One, which pertains to employment, has had a bearing on employment for persons with disabilities, particularly the high incidence category of learning disabilities, who for the most part work in competitive…
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Employees
Bruno, Holly Elissa – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
For early childhood professionals, both peers and supervisors, confronting adult whining or any other offensive behavior can be difficult. Eighty percent of early childhood leaders prefer to avoid conflict and hope the problem will just go away (Bruno, 2008). One sees herself/himself more as a nurturing professional than feisty warrior. The author…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic
Zirkel, Perry A.; Karanxha, Zorka – Future Educators Association, 2010
As a hybrid between a college or university student and an elementary or secondary school employee, the student teacher is in a special situation. The potential for being a plaintiff (the party who sues), the defendant (the party who is sued), or a third party that is integrally involved in a lawsuit is higher because the bodies of law pertinent…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Admission Criteria, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal)
Clark, Mary – PEPNet 2, 2010
Late-deafness means deafness that happened postlingually, any time after the development of speech and language in a person who has identified with hearing society through schooling, social connections, etc. Students who are late-deafened cannot understand speech without visual aids such as speechreading, sign language, and captioning (although…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Visual Aids, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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