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Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Intended as professional development for both new and experienced special educators, this article provides both the basic requirements and nuanced issues for foundational, successive, and overlapping key components under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (a) child find, (b) eligibility, and (c) free appropriate public…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Smith, Kristian J. – American Secondary Education, 2015
Career and technical education (CTE) provides students of all ability levels the opportunity to develop skills for a post-secondary career. When students with disabilities are included in CTE, educators are legally required to provide an appropriate program that meets each student's unique needs. There are, however, few discussions in the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
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Kutnak, Michael J.; Janosik, Steven M. – College and University, 2015
This article explores the legal implications for U.S. higher education administrators who make admissions decisions regarding students with disabilities. A review of federal legislation, case law, and government agency rulings pertaining to higher education admissions and students with disabilities informs administrators of current law.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Brown, Brenda Eagan – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
This article provides a multipart analysis of the public schools' responsibility for students with concussions. The first part provides the prevailing diagnostic definitions of concussions and postconcussive syndrome. The second and central part provides (a) the legal framework of the two overlapping federal laws--the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Ramey, David M. – Sociology of Education, 2015
In this article, the author examines how school- and district-level racial/ethnic and socioeconomic compositions influence schools' use of different types of criminalized and medicalized school discipline. Using a large data set containing information on over 60,000 schools in over 6,000 districts, the authors uses multilevel modeling and a…
Descriptors: Discipline, Social Structure, School Demography, Racial Composition
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Dell, Cindy Ann; Dell, Thomas F.; Blackwell, Terry L. – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
Inclusion of the universal design for learning (UDL) model as a guiding set of principles for online curriculum development in higher education is discussed. Fundamentally, UDL provides the student with multiple means of accessing the course based on three overarching principles: presentation; action and expression; and engagement and interaction.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Development, Disabilities
National Council on Disability, 2015
In conjunction with its fall quarterly meeting, NCD convened a stakeholder forum in Atlanta in October 2014 to receive testimony on the role of special education in the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The findings and recommendations in this report are based upon the culmination of that testimony, interviews with experts, and review of available…
Descriptors: Disabilities, At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2015
Since its enactment, the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975," Public Law (P.L.) 94-142, requires the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (secretary) [and predecessor, the commissioner of education at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare] to transmit to Congress an annual report to inform…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Jantz, Paul B. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
The existence of persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) is controversial, and there is ongoing debate as to whether the etiology of PPCS is psychogenic or physiogenic. In addition, there is a lack of agreement on diagnostic definitions of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion and the terms are used interchangeably in the research…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), School Psychologists
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Chesire, David J.; Buckley, Valerie A.; Leach, Susan L.; Scott, Rebecca A.; Scott, Kamela K. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
Data indicate children with traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially those with mild TBI (mTBI), represent a significant population within the U.S. school system. Yet, many school professionals report little or no formal coursework for training on the needs of children post-TBI, have minimal or no experience working with children post-TBI, and…
Descriptors: Program Development, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Disabilities
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Novak, Jeanne – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
While conversations around the inclusion of individuals with disabilities often focus on the educational rights and needs of children with disabilities during their school years, there is a growing recognition that the period of transition from secondary school to adult roles is a critical time in the lives of individuals with disabilities. For…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Disabilities
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
Mahdavi, Seema – Communique, 2015
Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis (CF), and each year around 1,000 new cases are diagnosed. About one half of this population consists of school-age youth. With an understanding of the psychosocial and mental health factors surrounding CF, school psychologists are well positioned to support children and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetic Disorders, Student Needs, School Psychologists
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2015
This fifth article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, asks readers to consider the summary of the Illinois case presented, and the questions and answers that follow. The primary issue is whether the school district's adverse employment…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Legal Responsibility, School Psychologists, School Districts
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
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