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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2019
This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year 2018-2019 "Parental Right to Know Guide" informs parents on their rights with regard to the following: (1) Notice of Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation; (2) Teachers and Paraprofessionals; (3) Student Achievement (PARCC Data); (4) Student Records; (5) Unsafe School Choice Option;…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Public Schools, Access to Information, Guides
DeVos, Betsy; Nielsen, Kirstjen M.; Azar, Alex M., II; Whitaker, Matthew – US Department of Education, 2018
In response to the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. The Commission conducted field visits,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children in Texas and across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Restoring Justice." Articles include: (1) Integrating the Assets…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Parent Participation, School Districts
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Thompson, Stacy D.; Merino, Sarah – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Visual Impairments (VIs) are ranked as the fourth most common disability in the United States and are viewed as the most common restricting condition during childhood. It has been reported that 17% to 25% of school-aged children have some degree of a vision problem, thus interrupting their potential to reach optimal growth and learning in school.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Early Intervention, Visual Acuity, Vision
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
Education Law Center, 2018
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
McFadden, Erica; Schlinkert, David – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are growing popular among parents of students with disabilities, providing them options to choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance provided by the state. Almost ten percent of state funding for education is projected to be diverted to private options in 2015. This flexibility…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Disabilities, Educational Finance, State Aid
PACER Center, 2017
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Disabilities, Guidelines
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2017
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). The Ohio…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Education Trust-West, 2017
Educational opportunities and outcomes for California's Latino students have improved over the last half century. Even so, Latino students continue to face barriers in opportunity that make it harder for them to achieve college, career, and future success. The goal of this report is to describe what Latino students currently experience in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Ohio Department of Education, 2017
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). This guide…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Student Rights
Duffield, Barbara; Julianelle, Patricia; Santos, Michael – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2016
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Childrens Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Trend Analysis, School Districts
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