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Skiba, Russ; Albrecht, Susan; Losen, Dan – Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (NJ3), 2012
This document provides policy recommendations of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) regarding disproportionality in special education and the need for federal policy driving state regulations to support efforts to eliminate this outcome in schools. Monitoring requirements in the 1997 and 2004 amendments to the Individuals…
Descriptors: Special Education, Behavior Disorders, Politics of Education, School Districts
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Davis, Ronald; Rocco-Dillon, Suzanna; Grenier, Michelle; Martinez, David; Aenchbacker, Amy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
The purpose of this article is to offer a theory-to-practice-based approach to promoting equal status for all students in GPE classes by implementing disability sports in the GPE curriculum. Teaching disability sports is an appropriate means of promoting inclusion and establishing a more differentiated and comprehensive GPE curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Competition
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Tinberg, Donna – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." This oft-cited but not-quite-accurate quote is from the Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland. In Carroll's altered reality, the conversation between the disoriented Alice and the mysterious Cheshire Cat actually went like this: "Would you…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Fidelity, Special Education
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Goldstein, Jessica; Behuniak, Peter – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Connecticut's Skills Checklist was developed in response to federal policy that requires all students with significant cognitive disabilities participate in state assessments and be included in measures of adequate yearly progress. Test developers had high expectations for this assessment. In addition to its function as an accountability measure,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Federal Programs
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Hill, Renee F. – School Library Research, 2012
The programs and services offered at school libraries will be accessed by K-12 students with a range of physical and cognitive abilities. School librarians must be equipped to address the information-seeking needs of all patrons, including those with special needs. An electronic survey was conducted to collect data from school librarians working…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Interaction
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Kraemer, Elisabeth E.; Davies, Susan C.; Arndt, Kelli Jo; Hunley, Sawyer – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Attending to instruction is a critical behavior for academic success. Many elementary school teachers, however, identify disruptive and inattentive classroom behaviors as key barriers to students' successful educational performance. This study examined the impact of two class-wide positive behavior support programs. The Mystery Motivator and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis
Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The Census 2000 Brief (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004b) indicates that English is not the heritage language of approximately one in five Americans, and the number of limited English proficient (LEP) students, also known as English language learners (ELLs), grew about 50 percent in the last decade. It is estimated that nearly 400,000 ELL…
Descriptors: General Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Student Placement
Grimesey, Robert P., Jr. – School Administrator, 2012
In September 2010, the U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the proposed National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment, known as Section 583, authorized a Defense Department pilot voucher program to mitigate the cost of private school tuition for special-needs children of military parents. Sen. Jim Webb, a member of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Aid, Superintendents, Private Education
Harden, Lorie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although transition of students with disabilities has been part of federal mandates since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990 and IDEA amendments of 1997, many students with disabilities continue to leave high school without a functional postsecondary transition plan. The purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, High Schools, Teachers
Tan, Paulo; Vaiouli, Potheini; Ochoa, Theresa A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2011
This Education Policy Brief provides an update on the positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) efforts in Indiana by showcasing an Indianapolis school district's endeavors in the implementation of PBIS; explores strategies for schools to expand efforts to identify children and adolescents with internalizing disorders and to develop and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Response to Intervention, Educational Policy
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2011
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25-plus year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors and each state deaf-blind project throughout the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
Lazara, Alex, Ed.; Danaher, Joan, Ed.; Kraus, Robert, Ed.; Goode, Sue, Ed.; Hipps, Cherie, Ed.; Festa, Cathy, Ed. – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
With the passage of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and subsequent amendments, states and jurisdictions have made great strides in the provision of services to young children, ages 3 through 5 years, with disabilities. As of Fall 2009, America's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Jin, Jooyeon; Yun, Joonkoo – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2010
Although implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) has been strongly advocated by federal legislation as well as school districts in recent years, the concept has not been well accepted in adapted physical education (APE), perhaps due to a lack of understanding of the central notion of EBP. The purpose of this article is to discuss how APE…
Descriptors: Research Design, Adapted Physical Education, Federal Legislation, Physical Education Teachers
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Family members are a child's first and most important teachers. A growing body of research demonstrates that when families are actively engaged in their child's learning, children are better prepared for school and achieve at higher levels. Increased participation by families in pre-kindergarten programs has also been linked to greater academic…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Family School Relationship
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2010
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25 year collaborative effort between NCDB, its predecessors and each state deaf-blind project throughout the country, as well as those projects funded in the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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