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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptional Children, 2013
This article examines a critical question for the special education community: What should be the current meaning of "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) in light of not only the Supreme Court's landmark "Rowley" decision in 1982 but also developments in the 30 years since then? After synthesizing what the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Christensen, Laurene L.; Albus, Debra A.; Liu, Kristin K.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Kincaid, Aleksis – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities are required to participate in all state and district assessments similar to their peers without disabilities. This includes assessments used for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I accountability purposes for demonstrating proficiency in academic content, assessments used…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Policy, Disabilities, Student Participation
Steffes, Terri; Spurgin, Armand; Wilson, Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This report describes a problem based learning project focusing on Section 504 Compliance in the State of Missouri. Additionally it provides information about Superintendent's perceptions and levels of knowledge about Section 504 compliance in their districts. The project team sought to learn and understand the historical timeline of legislation…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal), Public Schools
Spurgin, Armand; Steffes, Terri; Wilson, Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This report describes a problem based learning project focusing on Section 504 Compliance in the State of Missouri. Additionally it provides information about Superintendent's perceptions and levels of knowledge about Section 504 compliance in their districts. The project team sought to learn and understand the historical timeline of legislation…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal), Superintendents
Wilson, Suzanne; Steffes, Terri; Spurgin, Armand – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This report describes a problem based learning project focusing on Section 504 Compliance in the State of Missouri. Additionally it provides information about Superintendent's perceptions and levels of knowledge about Section 504 compliance in their districts. The project team sought to learn and understand the historical timeline of legislation…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Stewart, James F., II; Mallery, Coretta; Choi, Jaehwa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
With over 15 million students enrolling in institutes of higher education, it is critical to understand the factors that lead to course completion and graduation. This becomes especially important when considering students with disabilities, as this is historically a vulnerable population. Modern technology and online classes may be one way to…
Descriptors: Graduation, Academic Persistence, Distance Education, Disabilities
Anastasopoulos, Nicholas; Baer, Amanda Marie – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Massive Open Online Courses ("MOOCs") are free online courses offered by institutions of higher education to individuals across the world, without any admissions criteria. Through web-based courses hosted by MOOC platforms, student-participants learn by accessing media, including documents, pictures and uploaded lectures on the course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2013
A document from the U.S. Department of Education intended to clarify schools' responsibility to make sure students with disabilities have access to extracurricular sports has drawn sharply different opinions. Disability-rights advocates welcome the guidance, while critics say federal officials are pushing requirements that could place new…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Civil Rights, Guidance, Athletics
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McNair, Daniel J.; Curry, Toi L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This review of current writing assessment practices focuses upon the adult population, an area significantly underrepresented within psychoeducational literature. As compared to other populations, such as K-12 students, there are few options for the practitioner wishing to evaluate adult writers by means of standardized assessment instruments.…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, College Students, Writing Skills, Evaluation Methods
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Arnhold, Robert; Young, Lauren; Lakowski, Terri – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Part I of the feature describes the historical path of the Dear Colleague Letter and discusses the specific road to this landmark guidance, what it means, and how the leadership and action of the Office for Civil Rights will pave the way for students with disabilities to participate in sports the same way that Title IX has enabled participation…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Athletics
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Tymeson, Garth – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The rights of all students to participate in extracurricular programs are required by current law but are often nonexistent, misunderstood, or even sometimes purposely not shared with parents. This article is addressed to parents regarding the rights of their children with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sport activities. Included…
Descriptors: Athletics, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Silliman-French, Lisa; French, Ron – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
One of the major components in the development of quality extracurricular athletic (ECA) programs that involves the infusion of students who have been classified as educationally disabled is the preparation of effective, high-quality physical educators who will assume coaching positions (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2012). These coaches…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Adapted Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities
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Poulin, David; Martinez, David; Aenchbacher, Amy; Aiello, Rocco; Doyle, Mike; Hilgenbrinck, Linda; Busse, Sean; Cappuccio, Jim – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
In Part III of the feature, physical educators and adapted physical educators offer current best practices as models of implementation for readers. Contributions included are: (1) Answer to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Anchorage School District's Adapted Sport Program (David Poulin); (2) Georgia's Adapted Physical Educators Response to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Best Practices, Letters (Correspondence)
Oregon Department of Education, 2013
This guide is designed as a reference for District and School personnel working with English learners (ELs). The content of the guide represents a compilation of information, examples, and resources. This guide is a living document and subject to frequent updates. It is recommended to review the document online rather than printing a hard copy.
Descriptors: Program Guides, English Language Learners, Educational Objectives, Vocabulary
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Betts, Kristen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
For students with disabilities to have the same opportunities to succeed as their nondisabled peers, access to educational technology and digital content is critical. It is essential that higher education boards, administrators, faculty, and administrative staff understand why accessibility must be on the forefront of our educational programs,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Legal Aid
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