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Sharpe, Michael N.; Hawes, Maureen E. – 2003
This brief paper examines issues in service delivery and collaborative partnerships in light of requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, both of which emphasize the importance of providing access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Mandlawitz, Myrna – 2003
This report reviews, in the context of the upcoming reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the operation of special education programs in three cities: Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Case studies of each of the school systems address whats working in special education, current…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
Monahan, Michael P. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2003
Low employment and underemployment rates for students with disabilities have drawn national attention resulting in federal legislation. The research literature indicates a strong relationship between job success and interpersonal factors, especially for employees with disabilities. This study investigated social skills and problem behaviors of…
Descriptors: Employees, Individualized Transition Plans, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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Jenkins, Charles R. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2003
An academic leader needs to have a basic understanding of the relevant constitutional and statutory provisions, evolving laws, and legal issues affecting higher education and the relationship between legal considerations and academic administration. At the same time, an academic leader must focus on accomplishing the goals, objectives, and…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Governing Boards, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Villani, Christine J.; Bennett, P. Tyson – Journal of Law & Education, 2003
Discusses the legal and educational requirements for functional behavioral assessment (FBAs) and behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for special-education students. (Contains 45 references.)(PKP)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students
Zirkel, Perry A. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Under both the present and the proposed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act law there is no 10-day rule that keeps school administrators from taking strong measures to deal with students who pose a clear and present danger to the safety of others. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Bullying, Disabilities, Discipline
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Day, Janice Neibaur; Huefner, Dixie Snow – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2003
This paper examines federal policy, legislation, and adjudication related to assistive technology for students with disabilities. It considers the expanded mandate for assistive technology in IDEA 1997 and its implications, including costs and benefits. Recent federal court decisions, hearing decisions, and Section 504 rulings addressing assistive…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Molloy, Patty – 2002
This guide, designed for families of children with disabilities and educators in Washington state, is intended to provide a shared understanding of special education and encourage partnership for the child's benefit. Each section specifies what families and educators should expect, their responsibilities, possible questions to ask, and their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Shingles, Beryl; Lopez-Reyna, Norma – 2002
This guide is intended to help school administrators to consider the impact of cultural diversity in the development and implementation of school disciplinary policies while complying with the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. First it examines how cultural bias, misunderstanding, and insensitivity may impede student and teacher…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Differences
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN. – 2002
This brief for parents discusses the transition of students with disabilities from the structured environment of school to the post-school world and transition requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997. It begins by explaining the importance of transition planning and decision-making and the need for…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2002
This Macintosh and PC compatible CD-ROM includes key resources about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1997. It is designed as a research and training tool for administrators, professors and students in higher education, families, advocates, policy makers, and service providers who strive for quality education…
Descriptors: CD ROMs, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Copenhaver, John; Taylor, Mae – 2002
This handbook describes parent educational rights mandated under federal rules and regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including the amendments of 1997 (IDEA), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Indian Education Programs special education eligibility document. Each main topic is preceded by a box that contains a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Definitions, Disabilities
Ableser, Judith – 2002
This paper critiques the use of zero tolerance policies for general and special education students, focusing on equal educational opportunity. It presents an alternative comprehensive schoolwide approach to discipline that infuses best practices and a philosophy of democratic education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)…
Descriptors: Democracy, Disabilities, Discipline, Equal Education
Markowitz, Joy – 2002
This report is a brief analysis of the criteria states use to determine if there is a disproportionately high or low number of students from a particular racial/ethnic group receiving special education services, assigned to a disability classification, or placed in an educational environment. Recent information indicates that 29 states have…
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary Secondary Education
Thurlow, Martha – 2002
This briefing paper discusses academic accommodations for high school students with disabilities. It begins by reviewing provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that require Individualized Education Programs to include a statement of the program modifications or supports that will be provided for the child to enable the…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Curriculum, Disabilities, High Schools
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