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US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
American Institutes for Research, 2012
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over nearly five decades, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Guides
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, 2005
Several forces are driving Alaska's school accountability initiatives. These include: (1) the Legislature's passage in 1997 and 1998 of the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) and other accountability measures; and (2) the passage by the U.S. Congress of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In the past, schools excluded some…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Participation, Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2003
This toolkit is designed to provide an understanding of the IDEA provisions related to parentally placed private school children with disabilities. It supports private and public school personnel, parents, policymakers, and students and offers descriptions of practices currently used by private and public school personnel nationwide to implement…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Purvis, Johnny; And Others – 1986
To establish effective school discipline policies, educators need to understand (1) the nature of and reasons for misbehavior, (2) social and legal attitudes toward the school's disciplinary function, (3) acceptable responses to disciplinary problems, and (4) what effective policies cover. This booklet's first chapter considers the need for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy
Bluth, Linda Fran – 1985
The manual is intended to recommend policy guidelines for special educators and transporters of handicapped students. Beginning with a review of the requirements of P.L. 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and a discussion of transportation as a related service provided to handicapped students, the manual proceeds to…
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety
Lee, Young-Yon – 1995
This paper is intended to provide school officials and teachers with the necessary legal background, procedural requirements, and guidance for appropriate implementation of individualized educational programs (IEPs) with violent students with disabilities. Specifically it addresses: (1) the legal background of special education under the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline