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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
Bateman, David F., Ed.; Yell, Mitchell L., Ed. – Corwin, 2019
School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Legal Problems, Special Education, Program Implementation
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Dietetics, Students with Disabilities, Allergy
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Lightfoot, Mary Henry – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2019
Advocating for deaf or hard of hearing child can be a daunting task … and intimidating. So many professionals around a table and the parent. What can parents do to advocate for deaf or hard of hearing children? Why is advocating for these child at school meetings important? As Apple says (2009), "There's an app for that!" The Laurent…
Descriptors: Parents, Advocacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Deafness
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2019
This brief article addresses the question of whether the Individuals with Disabilities Act or Section 504 and its sister statute, the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides for the liability of special educators and other public school personnel for money damages. The analysis synthesizes the applicable case law under these federal disability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Shaheen, Natalie L.; Lohnes Watulak, Sarah – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article presents a review of the literature, pertaining to technology accessibility in K-12 schools in the United States, in order to bring technology accessibility into conversations about equity in instructional technology with the goal of ensuring that disabled learners have equal access to the technology-enhanced learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Students with Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kincaid, Aleksis P.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
The overrepresentation of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system is a persistent concern, but estimates of their involvement vary dramatically due to differences in how disability is conceptualized and when involvement in juvenile justice is measured. This study linked juvenile court and educational records for 230,760 students in…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Juvenile Courts, Youth, Juvenile Justice