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US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
Dietel, Ron – Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) at WestEd, 2004
A variety of testing methods can be extremely useful in finding out whether children who are experiencing learning difficulties may have one or more learning disabilities. This is an important and valuable role for testing. Another important issue concerns how best to ensure fairness for a learning disabled student when he or she must take a…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Testing, Standardized Tests
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2002
This annual publication describes programs funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and gifted legislation and presents the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC's) recommendations concerning funding levels for these programs in fiscal year 2003. The Council's major recommendation is for legislation that guarantees…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Lipton, Diane – National Center on Educational Restructuring and Inclusion Bulletin, 1994
This theme issue provides guidance on school district compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the inclusion of students with disabilities. It provides a summary and analysis of four recent decisions in federal appellate courts, which all affirmed the right of students with significant disabilities to attend…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Ordover, Eileen L.; Boundy, Kathleen B. – 1991
Intended for child advocates, this book analyzes children's educational rights under two federal statutes, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The nine chapters address the following topics: (1) the statutory framework of the two laws (including eligibility, age ranges,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution
Wallace, Teri, Ed.; And Others – IMPACT, 1993
This theme issue addresses current trends and new developments in ensuring that individuals with disabilities have meaningful employment opportunities, especially in the context of recent federal legislation. Stressed throughout is the importance of collaboration among professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members in achieving…
Descriptors: Adults, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC. – 1993
This guide, intended for regular educators in Pitt County, North Carolina, attempts to answer questions concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, compares this statute with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and offers practical suggestions for implementing Section 504. An introduction explains the right of a…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Childrens Rights, Compliance (Legal), Definitions
Milota, Cathy; And Others – 1991
This resource guide presents general information about disabilities and summaries of relevant federal laws. A question-and-answer format is used to highlight key features of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142, reauthorized in 1990 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Autism, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy. – 1996
This report presents the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) analysis of the status of federal support for education of children with disabilities and/or giftedness, focusing on fiscal year (FY) 1996 appropriations and FY 1997 budget processes. Preliminary information includes a budget overview; a chart comparing appropriations,…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Deaf Blind, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy. – 1994
This report provides a description of federal education programs for children with disabilities and the important needs that are met by funding each one. It considers the budgetary impact on each program if Congress appropriates the funding level recommended for Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 and funding recommendations of the Council for Exceptional…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
McDonald, Shauna; And Others – 1996
This booklet for Minnesota young people with disabilities and their families is intended to explain vocational rehabilitation services required under the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1992. The first section considers eligibility for vocational rehabilitation, the role of state agencies, the application process, and assessment. The next section…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Education Work Relationship