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Perry-Higgs, Jacqueline – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case focuses on a novice principal who advocates for a student who was assigned to the first grade for 3 consecutive years. As the instructional leader of the school, the novice principal is troubled by ethics and social justice issues involved to make the decision to assign the student to his age-appropriate grade. The student was placed in…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Needs, Decision Making, School Districts
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Hodges, Jaret – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has defined the past 15 years of public K-12 education. An incentive structure built around adequate yearly progress created an environment that was not aligned with gifted education. Texas, with over 11% of the total identified gifted population in the United States, state funding for gifted, and incentivized…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gifted, Special Education
Bright, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators and the general public are often discouraged by grim reports by the media regarding our nation's standing with regard to education and the policies that attempt to improve that standing. This study examined (a) the percentage of students identified as needing special education, (b) graduation rates, and (c) dropout rates from a sample of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Demography, Incidence
Sacks, Arlene – Grey House Publishing, 2018
The US Department of Education notes that, "in 1970, U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities, and many states had laws excluding certain students, including children who were deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded, from its schools." Now, they estimate that more than 6.5 million children and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development, Educational History
Ain, Ganiah I. – Online Submission, 2018
The term severe disabilities refers to any student who is eligible for special education services in the United States under the category of moderate to severe cognitive impairment. The term takes into consideration a combination of shortages in both cognitive performance and appropriate behavior. Recently, in the field of severe disabilities, the…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability
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Blair, Peter; Recker, Mimi M.; Glomb, Nancy K. – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2018
A wide variety of legislation impacts the jobs of special education teachers in the United States. In 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law, mandating that states develop standards and report outcomes for all students in the key areas of math and reading. In 2004, the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
State accountability systems have been a primary school reform initiative in the US for the past 20 years, but often produce unintended negative consequences. In 2004, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented the Performance Based Monitoring and Analysis System (PBMAS), which included an accountability indicator focused on the percentage of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Eligibility, Program Implementation
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Kim, Hyun Uk – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This paper explores societal perceptions of a child's disability and bilingualism through the author's observations and reflections. Drawing from the observations of the child in different public schools in the United States, the author shares how the child has been viewed differently and similarly by school personnel. By reflecting on different…
Descriptors: Daughters, Children, Bilingualism, Public Schools
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Clancy, Mary; Gardner, Jessica – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This article chronicles the development of a portfolio system used primarily to assess special education high school students on a variety of traditional and non-traditional standards and skills. Developing, capturing, sharing, and assessing student learning can be problematic when traditional testing or classroom assessment methods are not an…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Special Education, Portfolio Assessment, High School Students
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Walker, Virginia L. – Exceptionality, 2017
The purpose of this survey study was to assess the perceived skill level and educational needs of special education paraprofessionals in the area of function-based intervention and to identify paraprofessionals' preferred training delivery method(s) and any variables that affect paraprofessionals' preference for these methods. Special education…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Special Education, Online Surveys, Disabilities
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Graham, Deborah J.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This correlation study examined relationships between special education and standardized testing variables of 100 Arizona secondary school districts with Native American populations, and the archival records for postsecondary outcomes between 2012 and 2014 of students with disabilities, using archival data collected by the Arizona Department of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Correlation, Special Education, Standardized Tests
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Nepo, Kaori – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Introduction: The primary purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to ensure free appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. The statute also mandates student's access and services for students' access to devices and technology as part of the individual education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
Ramos, Maria Adilene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The use of paraprofessionals in general education classrooms has been increasing due to inclusion of students with disabilities into least restrictive environments (LRE). Paraprofessionals are hired by schools to work with students with disabilities and assist them in special and general education classrooms. The Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education, Professional Training, Disabilities
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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