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Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
For decades, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforced civil rights in our nation's preschool through 12th grade (P-12) and post-secondary schools, which now serve almost 80 million students annually. In Fiscal Year 2015, the OCR promoted excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution…
Descriptors: Presidents, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
US Senate, 2015
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines creating positive learning environments for all students beyond seclusion and restraint. Following an opening statement by Honorable Tom Harkin (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) and Honorable Johnny Isakson (U.S. Senator from the State of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Access to Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
US Department of Education, 2014
Providing high-quality education in juvenile justice secure care settings presents unique challenges for the administrators, teachers, and staff who are responsible for the education, rehabilitation, and welfare of youths committed to their care. The United States departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) recognize that while these…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Guidance, Educational Quality, Juvenile Justice
Boyd-Bradwell, Natasha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Laws such as; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have made it possible for students with learning disabilities (SLDs) to experience a college education. Factors such as parental involvement, academic support and self-determination skills proved to be beneficial to SLDs' intent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Determination, Theories, Correlation
US Senate (NJ1), 2014
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research
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Post, Michal; Storey, Keith; Haymes, Linda; Campbell, Camille; Loughrey, Tamara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Stalking behavior in the workplace by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be problematic and complicated for employers to address. Often employers have limited knowledge of the disorder and the unique social characteristics associated with ASD that place these individuals at risk for stalking. It is important that employers,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Employees, Supported Employment
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Nazarov, Zafar E.; von Schrader, Sarah – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2014
Purpose: We explore whether certain employer characteristics predict Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) charges and whether the same characteristics predict receipt of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act charges. Method: We estimate a set of multivariate regressions using the ordinary least squares…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Comparative Analysis, Employers
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Public concern over the general health of children in the United States has risen during recent years due to dramatic decreases in physical activity levels and increases in obesity and other health-related issues. This article examines the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities, particularly athletic activities,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Extracurricular Activities
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Levey, Janet A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA, 2008) provide students with disabilities access to postsecondary institutions and are applicable to nursing education in all learning environments. Nursing faculty members are charged with admitting, educating, and graduating students, with…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Disabilities, Nursing Education, College Faculty
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Summers, Jean Ann; White, Glen W.; Zhang, E.; Gordon, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Federal laws supporting the rights of students with disabilities to access postsecondary education have helped to facilitate a significant increase in the number of individuals with disabilities enrolling in postsecondary institutions. The rate at which these students complete their education, however, continues to lag behind the rate of students…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Needs, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Schoffstall, Sarah J.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou – Grantee Submission, 2014
Educational policy in the United States is increasingly focused on the need for individuals to be academically ready for postsecondary education experiences. The focus of these initiatives, however, centers primarily on individuals and their competencies and characteristics, and not on the capacities of postsecondary institutions to serve them.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
Rose, Raymond – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2014
Online education has become an accepted part of the educational landscape over the past two decades. Digital resources are the norm in classrooms. The expectation is that all students will benefit from technology some way. In order for that to be the case, however, sometimes more overt action is needed to ensure that all students do in fact get…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning
Garret, Jennifer; Teskey, Carmen; Duncan, Kay; Strasser, Kathy – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2014
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that registered school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) are integral to the team planning process necessary to successfully integrate "service animals" into schools. A request to bring a service animal into the school setting presents questions due to…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Animals, Federal Legislation, School Policy
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